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.
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.
One of the most experienced surf shops I’ve ever been, lovely people, fair prices and an unbelievable knowledge about surf!
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!
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!
Had a surfboard dilemma wasn’t sure what to get. Had a great chat with the guys at Magic Board Center, really knowledgeable and helpful. Tested a 6’2″ Rusty Smoothie and absolutely loved it. A perfect way to buy a board! Defiantly recommend these guys and they have some fantastic boards to rent and buy.
Just back from the beach and had so many goods wave on my new board!
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.
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!!
Lovely lovely people and very helpful, showed us all the best spots and gave us all the info on tides etc. GREAT! We actually went surfing with Rik on one day as we were on the same beach coincidentally. He give us some on wave tips and Ksenia took some pictures and shared them with us. So friendly and the quailty of the boards were excellent. Thanks again.
Great service, very helpful and point us in the right direction on where to surf.
They have the best surf rentals I have ever used in my life, almost brand new!
Great opportunity to rent / buy a high quality surfboard for a good price (if you want to avoid the airplane baggage charges). Rik, the owner, is a super friendly guy that really knows everything about surfboards and will give you the best consultation. Go there and enjoy 😉
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!
The service offered by Rik is absolutely brilliant and new. I was able to test every Surfboard in the shop and find out what’s the best for me.
With Rik’s technical and very professional help it’s so easy to find your new magic carpet.
This unique chance to test out high end and brand new boards and get so much insights from the owner… It was a pleasure and I will highly recommend you.
Thanks Rik for helping me to find my perfect board!