Supertubos fires up for the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal The tenth stop on the Men’s Surfing Championship Tour 2020. The government in Portugal has played a huge role in elevating surfing as a serious contributor to the country’s tourism industry. For awhile they were offering a deal where they guaranteed that you’d score or […]MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2020 Peniche, Portugal Peniche Portugal
The tenth stop on the Men’s Surfing Championship Tour 2020. The government in Portugal has played a huge role in elevating surfing as a serious contributor to the country’s tourism industry. For awhile they were offering a deal where they guaranteed that you’d score or your next trip was free. Unfortunately that deal’s not longer floating around out there, but there are still plenty of reasons to go tromping around Peniche.
First, there seems to be limitless swell thanks to the Atlantic wave machine. With a plethora of nooks and crannies to explore, if one spot is flat chances are good you’ll find somewhere to surf if you just keep driving. The wave at Supertubos is an ever-changing sandbar that can serve up some seriously heavy barrels (as its name indicates). For those that reckon themselves big-wave hellmen, Nazare is as big and scary as waves get.
With all the surf, be sure to slow yourself down and enjoy the Old World culture. Coastal Portugal rules. Sardines and fresh seafood are everywhere, and so is the locally crafted wine. When the Rip Curl Pro Portugal comes to town it’s starting to get to be a little late in the fall, and the weather can be a bit dodgy at times, but that’s all part of the adventure.
Check out the highlights from the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2019 Final. Italo Ferreira vs Jordy Smith.
By air – Fly to Lisbon Portela Airport which is approximately one hour and 15 minutes drive north to Peniche (97 km’s). Alternatively you can fly to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto with is 2 and a half hours north of Peniche.
By coach: Rede-Expressos offers 11 coaches a day leaving from Lisbon’s Sete Rios bus terminal. It’s 8.50 euros one way and takes 90 minutes.
There are loads of surf camps, lodges, guest houses, apartments and Airbnb’s in Peniche to choose from. Head to the map below to find the best deals in town.
The Meo Rip Curl Pro takes place on October 14-25, 2020.
Joe Turpel is a Sportscaster from Hawaii and commentator for the World Surf League (WSL). Rad Season Founder Oli Russell-Cowan chats to him about his favorite spots on tour, the World Surf League in 2020 and the new WCT format for 2021.
Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Portugal travel guide and destination information. Does Portugal require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.
Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. battleface can help you stay safe in dangerous or hostile situations as well as that epic road trip or catching a few waves. How to stay safe during MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2020? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.
Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Portugal? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.
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