We rented a mini mal for a week for the kids as I flew out with my own shortboard – it was brand new with bag, no hassle and excellent friendly service- they have a really great selection of short boards and I could have swapped the minimal for a different board every day for the same price which I wished I had done- Next time I won’t bother taking my own board but rent from them instead -I’ve already recommended them to some mates!
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Magic Board Center is a technical surfboard shop and rental center in Lagos, Portugal.
We offer any level of surfer quality surfboards for test, rent and sale.
Our ‘Try before you buy‘ concept allows you to see if a surfboard works for you before buying it.
Our rental surfboard quiver will help you to avoid hassle and costs of travelling with surfboards.
Wide selection of various shapes and sizes from pure performance surfboards to ultra fun planing hulls.
The overwhelming offer of surfboards on the market makes the right choice a challenge. Our goal is to help a surfer to find his magic board.
- The search for the magic surfboard is complex and very personal.
- Before you spend money on a surfboard that might not work for you, come and try it out first.
- We will guide you in the process of finding that magic board.
- For surfers who don’t want the hassle of travelling with a surfboard and pay the high airline fees.
- When your surfboard is in repair or does not work in the current surf conditions.
- For novice surfers that do not have a surfboard yet.
- If you have found the one that does the magic, you can buy the same brand new surfboard.
- Choose the primary technical accessories (fins, leashes, wax, traction pads and boardbags) to make your surfboard experience complete.
How it works
We have over 75 new or slightly used surfboards available for testing.
‘Try before you buy’. Choose the board you like and give it a try. If you buy a board, one test day comes for free. If not, it is 1 day rent.
We offer over 50 boards in renting for all levels of surfers. Different sizes, shapes and materials. Change boards as much as you like. Discount for multi-day rentals. Online reservations are possible.
What else do we offer
Free analyzing of your board
Analyzing your current surfboard brings a wealth of information in the search for your magic board.
Fins, leashes, traction pads, etc. are offered for sale to make your surfboard experience complete.
Board bags and roof racks
We offer board bags and roof racks for free when you rent or test surfboards to make transport safe and easy.
Advice on forecast and local surf spots
Every day we check the forecast to help you find the best waves in the current surf conditions.
Located in Lagos, close to the main surf spots
5 minutes from the spots on the South Coast and 25 minutes to the West Coast.
Best I Could have asked for. These guys in Lagos are the best! Absolutely love them, they have made our trip unforgettable. The service they provide is way over 5star, all the equipments are outstanding, boards are very well looked after, wetsuits are perfect. Extremely helpful people with big big heart 🙂
Very professional and helpful surf shop. Was happy to find this place since the personal really helped me a lot in finding the best spot, with transport and everything. They seemed very friendly and professional, and being in the business because their love surfing, not being after the money.
Great customer service, really knowledgeable and approachable and great concept for a store. Wide selection of Lost, Channel Islands, Chilli and Rusty boards. Got a lovely Lost board to rent at a very reasonable price. Convenient location with parking out front!
I found these guys in Lagos. They were super friendly and were more than happy to help me out. Letting me know the places to surf. These guys have a sick range of sticks. I’ll be back and I’ll coming to see you again.
Thanks for everything legends!!
Highly recommended. Very friendly shop owners with sound knowledge. You can change boards as often as u like and get a decent advice. You notice, that they know what they are talking about.
Awesome service!!! all the boards are brand new and realy cool. it’s a nice concept you can rent the boards you can buy them and you can test them. I rented a Muffin top from rusty and I’m realy happy with it. All the brands in the shop are from very good quality.
If your searching for a surf rental or shop you should go to Magic board center, it’s awesome and the people are amazing. I’m very happy that I found this board shop/rental because it’s hard to find a good surf rental that give you so much information. Great shop!!!
No need to haul your boards around anymore. Best concept EVER! I am never ever flying my boards to Portugal again. This was cheaper, and i got to test some (brand new) different models. Fantastic experience…
I’ve been hiring boards across Basque country and the South West Coast of Portugal for around 9 weeks now and i can confirm this is BY FAR the best board rental service in France, Spain or Portugal. High-end boards, knowledgeable staff, standardised rates for hire and repairs.
Go there! Magic Board Center is what every surf area needs. I always struggle with the decision to travel with my board — and give the airlines way too much money to toss my gear around like a discus — or rent. Renting is a gamble because you could end up choosing between a slightly-dinged, yellowed 25 liter potato chip or a ceiling-high log with 3 decades of wax build up. Magic Board Center offers a wide variety of high quality, nearly brand-new boards to rent or buy that you can swap out depending on the conditions. But by far the best part of this shop are the people. They are super-friendly, highly-knowledgeable, and flexible — they even delivered a board to me in Sagres! Magic Board Center helped make my first surf experience in the Algarve a truly memorable one, for all the right reasons. Go there!
I went there to buy my first surfboard. Very helpful crew with a lot of knowledge. Also try before you buy is a great option. Great place nothing more to say.
Magic Experience. For sure the best board rental shop I ever visited. Boards in top condition, presented in a very nice way. A huge variety of boards. But that‘s not all, we got a profound advice about which board to choose and a lot of other interesting information about surfing, and not at least a very detailed analysis of the current swell and it‘s effects to all the beaches around of Lagos. These guys care not only about their boards, but about their customers as well. Thanks!
Easily best surf board rental/shop in Lagos. All boards are practically new, amazing selection beginner-advanced, great prices and staff really helpful. Highly recommend!!!
An amazing place to get a lesson or rent a board! The whole team at The Magic Board Center are great, you won’t meet friendlier or more passion people in Lagos! I’ve had a few lessons in the past and this was by far the best and it really helps having instructor who love their job and want to help you. Depending on your level they break everyone into groups to make sure you get the most from you lesson. On the second day we just rented boards and the whole processes was quick and easy. All their boards are in great condition and well looked after. They’ll also advise you on the best spots to surf on the day.