After a few weeks of small waves in France and Spain my friend, Jon, and I decided to head to Portugal in hopes of getting some better surf. Getting there was an adventure in itself. We drank vino with these wild Spanish farmers that were sharing a train car with us. These guys would literally hold one another, and lean almost all the way out of the train to pee while it was going 15oKm/Hr. This was a true example of liquid courage.

SURF: The water is cold year around in the Ericeira region of Portugal so bring a good wetsuit.

DO: We took buses and trains everywhere, but they were fairly unreliable. It may be earier/cheaper to rent a car for your time there.

BRING: Bring a bottle of wine to share with fellow train goers. It’s a great way to make friends!