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Portugal – one of the best destinations to improve your surfing in 2020

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Portugal – one of the best destinations to improve your surfing in 2020

Intermediate surfers need good waves, but not ones that accompany zealous crowds or skin-grazing coral. We’ve trawled the earth to seek out vacation spots that provide many easy surf stoke, but also the choice to check your comfort zone. One among them is Portugal!

With outstanding waves, remarkable surf culture, long sun-kissed coastline, and therefore the warmest weather in Europe, Portugal has it all! Furthermore, it’s the foremost affordable country to visit in Western Europe (not counting flights).

Portugal delivers any quite wave you’ll imagine and is one among the simplest places on the earth to find out to surf and amp up your skills. Not only that, but if you’ve got enough experience under your belt, you’ll tackle a number of the world’s biggest and most powerful waves at Nazaré, Cave, and Supertubos.

The central coast is that the most visited surfing destination in Portugal. It can easily be accessed from Lisbon and is home to a number of the most important, most consistent, and most impressive waves in Europe.

Peniche, the capital of surfing in Portugal, is that the proud location of Supertubos, one among the simplest beach breaks on the earth. It’s also one among the simplest places to find out to surf within the country. Ericeira has a high concentration of waves that provide something for all levels and tastes.

The Algarve area has the warmest weather with the most of sunlight in mainland Europe. No matter the time of year, you’ll always find a wave to surf here.

Best time to go: Because of its location, the country may be a swell magnet. Therefore, you can surf in Portugal all year round. The foremost consistent surf are often found between September and April. Throughout the remainder of the year, the waves are smaller and more suitable for beginners.

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The Remaining 12 Summer Olympic Qualifiers To Be Crowned in El Salvador

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The Remaining 12 Summer Olympic Qualifiers To Be Crowned in El Salvador

The 2020 Summer Olympics, and surfing’s debut in the Games, will kick off in July and August in Tokyo, Japan. But before that, the remaining 12 surfers to qualify need to be crowned – and in an announcement today, we now know where that will take place.

El Salvador will host the 2020 ISA World Surfing Games, where seven women and five men will qualify for the 2020 Games. The event will be held May 9-17th at El Sunzal and La Bocana, a righhander and lefthander respectively. The 12 qualifiers from the ISA World Surfing Games (five men, seven women) will join the other Olympic surfing contenders via the 2019 WSGs, the 2019 CT, and the 2019 Pan American Games – rounding out the grand total of Olympic surfers to 20 men and 20 women. (Note: since two Japanese surfers have already qualified — Kanoa Igarashi via the CT, and Shino Matsuda at the 2019 WSGs — the two slots originally reserved for the host country will be allocated to the 2020 WSGs.)

About the upcoming event, ISA President Fernando Aguerre said that they were very pleased to continue their strong relationship with President Nayib Bukele, Minister Morena Valdez, as well as the government of El Salvador in order to bring another ISA World Championship to this beautiful country. The ISA World Surfing Games would bring an unprecedentedly global attention to El Salvador and the unlimited world-class resource that was its year-round waves.

He also added that Olympic dreams would be fulfilled, creating a highly anticipated level of world-class surfing, camaraderie, and excitement. The universality of the sport would be well displayed with surfers from all continents gathering in peace to celebrate the sport’s Olympic spirit

As a reminder, the surfers already provisionally qualified for the Olympics will be required to surf in the 2020 World Surfing Games. That means the likes of John John Florence, Gabriel Medina, Kolohe Andino, Italo Ferreira, and others will be headed to El Salvador in between Margaret River and G-land.