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Topic: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?
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Topic: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?
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Galio

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Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?

I want to go surfing in Portugal around august and wondering if you have to surf with wetsuits or I can manage without.
and where's the best place for two a 2 weeks vacation for intermediate/ beginners surfers?



By:

simon

RE: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?

You do need a wetsuit mate. I am going to Portugal in a month and I have done my research, the open ocean there seems to always have cool currents (even though it's closest to the equator???) So I would say you will need a 3x2 wetsuit maybe sealed depending on how cold you get at this time of year.

Hope that helps

Simon

By:

Algarve bound mat

RE: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?

I disagree...August you will be wetsuit free unless there is serious swell running when you would wear it for safety.  Bring one along.  

The forecast looks perfect for summer waves, you'll be living the dream in shorts and a rash vest.

I'm looking to surf Luz breakfast then when the teenagers recover hit the west coast.  There's so many dirt tracks, still looking for MY beach down there

One day I'll get the south coast out of season.  Couple of years ago surfed Burgau 3-6' between the fishing boats.  But Zavial et al. will be v busy next week on. If it's flat there's wonderful swimming.  Bring goggles.



By:

Jim

RE: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?

A wetsuit for safety?
And yes you need a wetsuit year round in Portugal if you are going to stay in the water for longer than 30 minutes

By:

Algarve bound mat

RE: Do you need to surf in portugal with wetsuits?

If its 3 ft on the beach and, say, you have a wife, you can get away with jumping in the sea 3 times about 90 minutes each time - wetsuit would just be a hindrance.

If it's 6ft then I'd wear a wetsuit as it might take me an hour trying to get back in to the beach again after my 2 rides.  That's safety... hypothermia, panic, terror kicks in, all that.

But, of course you're right.

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