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7 Reasons to Surf in Portugal

7 Reasons to Surf in Portugal

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Surfing is a must on your Portuguese holiday. You will be able to:

1. Enjoy one of the most made sports in the country
Are you planning to move to Portugal? As you may know, this beautiful country is one of the best destinations to surf. Despite only obtaining popularity in the 1990s, this sport has its origins back to the beginning of the 20th century. Besides, the first national surf competition in Portugal was held in 1977 at Ericeira’s famous Ribeira d’Ilhas.

2. Discover our fascinating beaches over the coast
Portugal is entirely surrounded by amazing beaches! Some of them are easily reachable by public transports from the city center of Lisbon. Cascais, Estoril, Costa da Caparica, and Praia de Carcavelos are only a few of the many beaches of the coast!

3. Be healthy
While being on vacation, to keep fit and do some sport is certainly a good idea. Indeed, there are several health benefits of surfing. While waiting for the right wave, you completely forget about the stressful thoughts which normally are in your head. Furthermore, you will feel mentally and physically stronger and you can burn around 400 calories in an hour.

4. Ride the best waves of the world
Thousands of tourists come to Portugal nowadays for experiencing surf, which involves the public of all ages, either men or women. Have you ever imagined surfing waves 30 meters high? In Nazaré, right above Lisbon, that really happened!

5. Release your stress and tension in natural environments
Portuguese beaches are the perfect place to do sports and relax. After all, what better place than this to talk with friends, swim, sunbathe, run, and watch the sunset?

6. Learn a new skill thanks to professional surfing schools
If you have never tried to surf, don’t worry! You are in the right place to learn. Over the coast, there are so many professional surfing schools that perfectly suit you. Lessons have reasonable prices and the provision of the professional equipment is always included.

7. Get to know other places, not just Lisbon
Lisbon is definitely a beautiful city to live in. However, there are so many places to discover in the countryside and you cannot miss them once you come to Portugal!

Enjoy your stay in this beautiful country and don’t miss the numerous opportunities it offers!

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