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Offline Sagman

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« on: May 31, 2017, 12:33:00 PM »
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  • Anyone been to Portugal? My flights are booked but I'm just trying to decide if we should go south to the Algarve region or head north to the Ericeira/Peniche area.  I'm going in late Sept. This won't be a complete surf trip as I'm going with my wife.  Eating good food, drinking wine, historic sightseeing will also be on the agenda. 

    Any info on these areas?

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    Re: Portugal
    « Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 01:06:46 PM »
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  • I did that exact trip. Loved Portugal but barely surfed. Lisbon is so great. Food and culture amazing. I couldn't get the surf dialed, but the internet wasn't so good back then so that is huge. I was in the Algarve also, which was great but when I was there the waves were like 20 feet on the west facing beaches and super small on the south facing. Couldn't get it just right. So many setups, but the culture definitely competes with the surf. One of my favorite trips ever.




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    Re: Portugal
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 05:15:49 PM »
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  • I loved Ericeira and Peniche. Ericeira especially for mix of both surf/non surf. Peniche has a bunch of different setups and super fun. I also surfed 1 spot in the algarve, it was quiet down there.. very beautiful, big waves and more exposed. Lisbon is a blast and Costa da Caparica nearby for surf, I spent most of my time there. Great food, people and culture everywhere you go. For a good mix of surf/culture I'd recommend Lisbon -> Sintra -> Ericeira -> Peniche. Also have dinner with the Lisbon Crooks and tell them Vinny & Yuki sent you ;) PM if you have specific questions would be glad to help out.

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    Re: Portugal
    « Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 09:17:27 AM »
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  • So stoked on this thread, I just booked this trip .... also with the wife (who has thankfully granted me a surf day or two).


    Anyone go as far north as Porto area?



    Thanks for the tips!!

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    Re: Portugal
    « Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 09:39:30 AM »
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  • Heading to the Peniche area July 3 - 8th with the wife after a wedding in the UK.  Looks like we'll be staying in Baleal.  We're not sure of the place yet (there are tons of AirBnBs and hotel options).  Spoke to the folks at Baleal Surf Camp this morning.  They are very reasonably priced for stay and rental packages.  http://www.balealsurfcamp.com/
    I'll report back after I have a spot booked.