With the help from our friends at Ongosa, THE adventure sports specialists in Europe, here’s seven reasons why you should hire a local surf guide:
1. Discover hidden gems
Local surf guides know all the hidden gems, from the best waves to the secluded surf spots. They might be only a well-directed pebble’s throw away from the main tourist beaches, but if you don’t know you won’t go.
2. Avoid bad waves
There’s nothing worse than prepping for a good surf, getting to the beach and your forecasting is all wrong. A guide will have the local scene tapped, so you’ll go straight to the best waves at the best places at the best time. To get the VIP treatment, just book your surf guide and turn up on the day ready for a surf.
3. Stress free transport
Don’t worry about trashing the hire car on dirt roads or strapping too many boards to the roof. Some of the best surfing spots are tricky to get to and the guides will take you there in their own transport.
4. Improve your surfing
For intermediate surfers, guides can help improve the technical aspects of your surfing. They’ll help you get bigger air, make stronger turns and squeeze more moves out of every wave. They’ll take you to the next level.
5. Learn from the pros
Rate yourself as a top surfer? There’s always something you can learn from somebody else. Learn top tips and wild surf stories from surfing professionals, such as longboard champions, Antoine and Edouard Delpero, and freeride surfer, Thomas Valente.
6. Push your limits
Surfing with new and better surfers will help you push your limits. Whether it’s calling you into a wave you might have passed up, or just trading rides with local legends, a surf guide will broaden your boundaries.
7. Live and surf like a local
Not only will you get a decent wave, you’ll also get to experience the best sunset, food, drinks and after-surf fuel spots that the local surf scene has to offer. Surf and socialise like a local.
If you’re thinking about hiring a surf guide, complete an enquiry form here, and one of the Ongosa team will be in touch.