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suggestions for a beginner looking to travel and surf« on: May 01 2010 08:05:00 »
I am doing a trip in Spain/Portugal from around May 28th to about June 8th. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a rough itinerary that would allow me to travel the north/west coasts of the countries, and being able to do some surfing along the way. I have a good amount of experience on a snowboard and some wakeboarding and wakesurfing, but only a couple attempts at actual surfing. Would need some beginner waves. Also, will it be too cold for boardshorts on the north coast in May? If so, at what point along the coast of portugal does it get warm enough for shorts? Any help would be appreciated.
RE: suggestions for a beginner looking to travel and surf« Reply #1 on: May 02 2010 13:05:617 »
As you only have 10 days, you are kind of limited to where to go, although it depends on how you will be traveling....by car? North West of Spain has some cool spot like Ferrol, Dos Ninhos, Patos. From there you go into Portugal and you have endless spots to surf at, Porto to Lisbon and the Algarve, all those places with lots of options. Board shorts only in the South of Portugal and dont think you will find it in May / June, unless you get South currents.
Let me know if you have a plan on how long to stay in different places etc and I will be more than happy to help you with names, spots for beginners etc.
Have a super fun trip xx
RE: suggestions for a beginner looking to travel and surf« Reply #2 on: May 03 2010 09:05:367 »
Sorry to disappoint you but just like Karin said, no shorts in May. It's to cold for that. Believe me, I've been there twice. The water temperature is ok but if you want to surf for a while, take your wetsuit.
I always stay in different places but for the trip you want, I definitely recommend Surf'inn surfcamps.
I think they organize surftrips along their surfcamps in the coast of Portugal, for each level of surfing. I think this is it: www.surfinn.travel
Have a nice trip!
RE: suggestions for a beginner looking to travel and surf« Reply #3 on: May 23 2010 02:05:670 »
If u planing to travel aroun Spain and Portugal,There is a very nice place called Peniche in Portugal .The peninsular of Peniche offers both north and south-facing coastlines and the finest surfing conditions in Europe.
Surfing in peniche always offers you a beach where wind is off shore,creating perfect waves.So if u are traveling Portugal,don't forget to go to peniche,I was there many times and i'm sure you will like it,
if you need a place to stay there,i can recomend this surf camp where i usualy stay,it's well located and people there are very friendly:
Good luck and
Enjoy your trip