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.
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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 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!
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.
I’ve rented a 7.6 for a week at magic board center in Lagos. I was very pleased with the quality of the boards, nothing like all the wrecks going around for ages in those sketchy surf rentals. For a very reasonable price I got a very nice glass board, freshly waxed, board bag included and some good info about the spots in the area. I really like the no nonsense mentality of the owners, always wanting to help you find the best suited board. Nothing like other shops that just take your money and don’t care if you have a good time or not.
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!
On the search for a copy of my old board, Magic Board Center advised me perfectly. After a test ride I couldn’t resist to buy it straight away.
Saw it, surfed it, bought it. Unique way to buy your new board @magicboardcenter
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!!
We booked a three day surftraining for our daughter Mira (15) from Magic Board Center. As parents we were looking for a place we could trust a 100%. We are very happy about our decision. Everybody was very friendly, very thoughtful (the right skill level, safety) and well organised. Most important: Each day Mira came back with a great smile on her face. And she told us she wants to come back next year. Thank you!
Rik is a walking surfboard encyclopedia. Leave your boards at home, go to Rik and have the best surfboard for your level and forecast during the trip. Definitely worth a stop!
Best rental performance surf boards I have ever seen in a trip. An excelente option if you are thinking of not bringging a board for your trip or even buying one here and taking it back home and save half of the airfare. They have lots of quality brands, Rusty, Chili, Al Merrick, Tomo, etc. Great service and really helpful on where and when to surf each spot. They even put a new deck in my rental board for a couple of days rent. Thanks Rik!
Best condition boards in even better service conditions. I traveled as part of a group of 8 friends to Lagos by car to check out Magic Board Center. We were absolute amateur-surfers but now have a high standard concerning surfboard shops! In and out in 15min, going out with some good boards attached to our cars (with soft racks for the car free from rent), the best surfing spot and some extra advice!
If you’re surfing in the Algarve (by extension the whole of Portugal) rent your boards here, they’re better for a lesser price.
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!
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.
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! 🙂