Surfing was not born in Europe. But the Old Continent has a long Atlantic tradition when it comes to powerful swells.

The North Atlantic waters, in particular, have been creating groundswells since the beginning of time, and surfers know well the energy behind these waves.

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Within easy reach of all parts of Europe, Portugal is a popular surfing destination with locals as well as international visitors. While it attracts the water-sports community all year round, the main Portugal surf season runs from late winter to early spring. Come at this time of year and you can e ...

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