1) It's got a ginormous 1,800 miles of awesome coastline

Portugal Algavre

Portugal Algavre

2) .... with waves for every kind of surfer

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3) If you're a total kook, head to Peniche for clean, gentle waves

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4) But if you're looking for something bigger.... there's always Nazaré

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5) In fact, arguably the biggest wave in history was surfed here by Andrew Cotton

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6) The quieter Portugal gets, the better the surf becomes...

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7) The best time to surf is winter and early spring, long after the holidaymakers have gone home

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8) Only three hours on a plane from London, Portugal is super close

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9) And the choice of post-surf seafood stew is off the chain...

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10) Best of all, from flights to food - it's all pretty damn cheap!

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11) It's full of awesome surf hostels like this one

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12) But you won't find towns with hundreds of trashy surf shops

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13) Go at the right time of the year and you could catch Rip Curl Pro in Portugal

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14) When the surf does go flat, you won't be short of other adventures

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15) But with consistent swell like this, you away from the line up for long!

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