One of the most experienced surf shops I’ve ever been, lovely people, fair prices and an unbelievable knowledge about surf!
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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.
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!
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.
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!
This is an amazing place! Love the idea and how you guys bring it to life! They offer an incredible selection of boards combined with a lot of knowledge. Thanks for the amazing week, I finally had the chance to try some really great boards and got a much better idea about what I would like to surf more in the future!
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!!!
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
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.
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 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!
Read the reviews! These guys are 5 star for a reason. Great service, price and selection of boards.
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’ve used Magic Board Center many times on multiple trips to Lagos for board hire, surf lessons and now ding repair. They are extremely friendly, efficient and helpful. They advise on where to go given wind, tide & swell conditions and ability of surfers. They have an excellent range of boards to rent and buy. Wetsuits are good quality. If you rent boards they include extremely good quality FCS softracks. I head some ding repairs done recently and they were absolutely top quality and very reasonably priced.