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Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« on: January 14 2011 04:01:00 »
G'day to those reading my blog. I will be heading to Surf Sumatra in late April for a week and then heading straight to Europe to start a surf/tour. My first stop will be Portugal. I know nothing of the place other than it looks beautiful and the surf looks bloody good too.
I assume the best place for me to arrive is Lisbon? What is the water temp like in May? Can anyone suggest a good hostel to stay and any specific points of interest surf and none surf?
I plan to surf Portugal, Spain, France, and tour Germany, Holland, italy (surf) and then head to the UK to do a bit of work to continue to the nordic countries and who know's maybe ready to start my snowboard mission. ..
Hope to hear from others experience or keen surfers.
Can't wait to come up from down south :-D
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #1 on: January 16 2011 04:01:00 »
water is rather cold in Portugal : 16-17°c
If you want a beautiful place with nice waves, I recommend Guincho close to Lisboa. But it's rather expensive.
If you do not really mind about the surroundings and want ride fabulous waves, get 100 km up north to Peniche. But personnally I don't like the place.
Srry for the hotels, I can not really help.
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #2 on: January 22 2011 11:01:00 »
I spent some time in Porto and enjoyed the surf. There are good hostels in the centre eg Air Hostel and the more modern Poets Hostel. The beach is a 30 min bus ride from the hostels but then again you've got a really nice town to stay in.
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #3 on: January 26 2011 02:01:00 »
Ah thanks for the info guys. I'm kinda just going to wing it when I get there and play it by ear. Suggest any cool events to go to during may?
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #4 on: February 27 2011 10:02:00 »
Hey Simon, I have been living on the Lisbon coast for quite some time and I work around the surf industry so for sure I can help you with places to stay / go etc. Drop me an email and I can send you details :) Have a great week
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #5 on: February 28 2011 23:02:00 »
Yeah sounds great, thanks for the response.
I am actually looking for surf instructing work to help with my travels too. I am intermediate to advanced and hold a first aid certificate (Surf life saving Australia) as well as I am a qualified personal trainer.
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #6 on: March 06 2011 16:03:00 »
Anyone can suggest some decent back packer accommodation in Portugal close to good waves? Will arrive early May.
RE: Aussie surfing Lisbon in May« Reply #8 on: March 18 2011 07:03:00 »
peniche is the best place to surf this time of year in Portugal. we offer good accomodation. penichehostel.com
We are opening the first surfers home in the region. Please contact us. Sometimes we need some help and can change it for accomodation.