Summer Surf in Lisbon - A Photo Essay

Ok, so technically it has been spring, but with the thermometer pushing the 30 degrees celsius on several occasions now, it sure feels like summer.

Some of you may be aware that since sending out Kickstarter rewards, I have based myself out of Lisbon. Why? Well, for one it has more surf than London, but then throw in cool culture & architecture, friendly people, and how remarkably cheap it is by Western Europe standards, and you come up with a pretty unbeatable option.

Whilst I have been here predominantly working on building SETT, I have managed to get some waves in, and there have been a couple of great sessions in particular at Carcavelos, one of the closest beaches to the city.

Below is a few photos that I have nabbed of the waves here near Lisbon city. If you're ever in the area, let me know - it would be great to share some of these waves with you, as well as a bifana and bica!

When a friend comes to town to surf, and within a couple of hours them landing you find yourself here, you gotta be happy!

Imagine several hundred metres of beach with peaks like this. Welcome to one of many beaches in Portugal.

World Championship Tour event venue 'Supertubos' living up to its name.

This point starts lighting up in the solidly overhead range.

iPhone quality photos don't do justice for how heavy & hollow this break must also forgive me because I was busting to get out there!

Catching a wave...(Mini, this caption is for you).

Early morning sessions delivering the goods, minus the crowds.

There is plenty more where this came from too - I also have some great shots from NZ and Bali recently. Many of these photos have been featured on the SETT Surf Instagram account (@settsurf) but if you would like to see more in this format, please let me know. Would also love to feature any shots you have of waves from all over the world, so feel free to send them to

Thanks - talk soon,

James (Mammoth)

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