When you book a Portugal surf holiday for the first time it can be hard to know what sort of waves you will encounter, this video of UK surfer Reubyn Ash will show you what’s in store.

Arguably the UK’s best surfer, Reubyn made a two month journey around Portugal with his girlfriend in his trusty red transit, here he explains the trip and don’t forget to press play on the video below to see some of the fun waves you will surf on your trip.

“Last year I did a proper road trip in Europe. I lived in a van with my girlfriend for almost two months in France, Spain and Portugal and will be making separate little movies from each of these countries.
I decided to head to Portugal for couple of weeks with my friend Nic von Rupp, who I did a trip to Chile in the earlier part of the year.
Nic was also filming for his “My Road” project with a great surfer, Maxime Huscenot, so we decided to travel together and check the best surfing spots from north to middle Portugal.

We didn’t really stay anywhere more than two nights on this road trip, because waves were quite small almost everywhere. We checked the beaches around Figueira da Foz, Sines, Nazare and Peniche. It wasn’t as hectic as hunting for waves in Chile, luckily, the forecasts finally started to look better further south.

I think I had the most fun surfs around Peniche. We found a good right sand bank that was really fun. Most of the waves of this episode were filmed from around there. Portugal has always been one of my favorite places in Europe. It’s full of great beaches, waves, old cities and towns and good looking people. I’m looking forward to going there again.”

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Photo by: The Lodge