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! 🙂
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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
Soft roof racks
Free roof racks. Ideal for rental cars. Park in front of the shop and we help you to strap.
Explanation of boards’ construction. Free analyzing of your current surfboard.
Sale of fins, leashes, traction pads, wetsuits, bodyboards, repair kits, wax, zink, etc.
Located close to surf
5 minutes from the surf spots on the South Coast and 25 minutes to the West Coast.
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!
One of the most experienced surf shops I’ve ever been, lovely people, fair prices and an unbelievable knowledge about surf!
Went out to Lagos to hunt down a board, tried different shops tbh, but there’s no doubt this is the place to go. Rather than just buying a surfboard me and my mate got the full experience. Uncle Rik (the owner) as the teacher, had our full attention for over 2 hours to his surfboard technique, shapes and physics teachings. Personal service, knowledge and the eye and care for quality, all spot on! Would recommend anyone in the hunt for a board to swing in at magic board center! 100%. Thank you guys 🙂
I’m gonna be honest with u all, this surfshop is the best. First encounter was to repair my board, excellent service, contact over WhatsApp, transparent and good prices. The estimated costs to fix my board were €80,- but at the end it turns out to be only €65, and they fixed the front and the back of the board. Then…
Magic Rental Place for Surf Boards – highly recommended! We rented two perfect and new surfboards including a soft-rack for our car for more than a week. All in all: Excellent and super-speedy service with a big smile and very good advice. High-tech quality boards in every level. We received a nice plan about tides and interesting tips & trics to get the best out of our surfing trip. My girlfriend and me were really impressed and we’ll definitely come back again! greetings from germany, thanks Rik, Cheers
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Perfect place for local knowledge and top quality boards to hire! Amazing place and amazing people. I didn’t want to bring my board from the UK, wanted to travel light. There are NSPs and bics to hire but there also a great selection of shortboards too – perfect! No need to take the gamble of surfboards getting smashed up en route. Sound advice about which board would be best for the conditions – just got out from a great morning surf – stoked! Will be spreading the word in Cornwall cheers!!! Dan
Best surfboard rental in Lagos! Great selection of boards, very nice people, and a lot of specialist knowledge. Are you looking for the right board? Come here!