Read the reviews! These guys are 5 star for a reason. Great service, price and selection of boards.
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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.
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!!
Go here: this place has perfect reviews for a reason. The owners are extremely helpful, patient, knowledgeable, fair, and kind. Amazing selection of high quality boards and very cool rent-before-you buy system. I’m an experienced surfer with a lot of time spent at board stores around the world, and this is by far one of the best. They went above and beyond to help me… I almost feel guilty! I’ll be back. Thank you, Rik and Ksenia!
I went there for a consultation on which board I should buy for the next step. So I brought my old board, told them what my problems are and where I would like to evolve to. They showed me 3 boards with a clear recommendation for one of them. To be more sure, I took 2 of the boards for testing. Next day I returned and bought exactly the board, that was recommended. What shall I say? They are pros 🙂
I’m absolutely satisfied with the board, for it helps me a lot with my wave count a the agility in the wave I was looking for. Thanks again for the consultation!
Lovely staff, friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. Great value for money rented a brand new Lost V3 Rocket for €25/day. Good location for shop, plenty parking out the front. Definitely recommended and would use again.
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.
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…
We visited Lagos in October 2017 and found Magic board center on our second day. We got excellent service on renting the surfboards + gear and always the best tips where to go. One day my sister and brother took a surf lesson since they are beginners. The surf instructor was professional and helpful. Hope to come back soon! Greetings from Lapland and from the arctic surfers! 🙂
One of the most experienced surf shops I’ve ever been, lovely people, fair prices and an unbelievable knowledge about surf!
Rented a fab 6’2″ rusty smoothie from Rik at the Magic Board Center back in late January. He helped me select it from the backstory i gave him on my surfing experience at home in Ireland. He was friendly, professional & had a gr8 understanding in board shapes & what works. He was confident in his dealings with me, which made me more confident in my choice. The premises was bright & clean & he has beautiful selection in high-end boards.
I loved that board he suggested to me. A little shorter than i thought id be able for but Rik explained that the shape & volume would make up the difference. He was so right. Wished i could of stayed longer & surfed that board more, or that I could afforded to buy it! He’s try & buy approach is very tempting. Fab.
Would highly recommend using the Magic Board Center in Lagos if you want the best & didn’t bring your own stick.
Great place to rent, and get surf advice. Rik the owner is top man, gave us some good advice on surf spots and places to eat. Great selection of boards, all in good condition. Specialist board hire shop unlike other surf shops that do board hire on the side but mainly sell clothes etc. The best place to rent in the area for sure.
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!
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!
Magic Board Center is awesome for so many reasons: gorgeous shop, a rental inventory that you can view online, amazing people, and even better, if you reach out to them by phone, email, or message, they are so responsive, helpful, and understand the type of board/shape/volume needed for waves. 10 stars!!!