When it comes to surfing in Portugal, practice really does make perfect it seems, as suddenly, we both managed to stand on our fir and surf, albeit for around 10 metres. I even managed a smooth, running dismount into the shallows at the end of my best attempt. In my mind, I looked pretty slick. In actuality, I must have looked like an albatross learning to walk on water.
When it comes to surfing in Portugal, practice really does make perfect it seems, as suddenly, we both managed to stand on our boards and surf, albeit for around 10 metres. I even managed a smooth, running dismount into the shallows at the end of my best attempt. In my mind, I looked pretty slick.
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In actuality, I must have looked like an albatross learning to walk on water. The fog never let up through our lesson. At one point, it got worse, thickening considerably so that we could no longer see the restaurants on the seafront. This was probably a good thing. A World Championship Bodyboarding competition was taking place on the same stretch of water upon which we were learning to surf.
Taking a much needed rest between surfing attempts on Praia Grande, Portugal Fatigue kicks in After around an dor of surfing, tiredness began to kick in. The tide was coming in and therefore, wading through the water to get to the breakers was exhausting.
Thankfully, as the entire session lasted two hours, taking rests on the beach between attempts was encouraged by the team. Luckily, this coincided with the end of the lesson. We were called in, asked to clean the sand off of our boards heading back to the van.
Surfing in theory is easy, but it requires plenty of practice to master the waves. They were warm, friendly, encouraging and, most importantly experienced and trustworthy. When it comes to surfing in Portugal, we think Sintra Surf are the team to go with. Despite our initial apprehension, we felt completely safe throughout our experience.
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In fact, we had so much fun, we completely forgot our worries. Portugal is a global haven for surfers and bodyboarders thanks to it being home to waves that can be conquered by both beginners and professionals.
Incidently, the World Championship Bodyboarding competition eventually managed to get going an hour or two after our session and we enjoyed watching the fpr perform tricks from our vantage point on the seafront. Sintra Surf provide lessons on body boarding as well as surfing, so keep this in mind when you contact them.