Filmmakers talk to local and pro surfers about surfing Algarve
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 October, 2014 - When you think about surfing destinations what location comes to your mind first? Most likely it's Australia; perhaps it's Hawaii or California. For Europeans those are a bit far - but in Europe, the good waves are actually only a short plane ride away. In the south of Portugal there is - what many believe - a surfer's paradise: the Algarve.
The Algarve region, have become increasingly popular within the European and worldwide surfing scene. What makes this coast so special for surfers? Well, mother nature has equipped this region with two different coasts, the west and the south coast, which provide surfers with multiple wave opportunities. Whether you are looking for big, small, long or short waves - the Algarve and the listed 22 surf beaches offer waves for any level – excluding all the secret spots.
Throughout the whole year this area has summer-like temperatures, even during spring and autumn the temperature rarely drops below 20 °C. We talked to several local and pro surfers from the Algarve and let them explain what makes it such a unique spot for surfing.
This short film will be shown as a run-up to two award-winning surf films in theaters in twelve different European cities as part of the Blue Surf Movie Night.