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.
Closed for holidays
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.
‘Try before you buy’. Before you spend money on a surfboard that might not work for you, come and try it out first. If you buy a board, one test day comes for free. If not, it is 1 day rent.
Different sizes, shapes and materials for all levels of surfers. Change boards as much as you like. Discount for multi-day rentals. Online reservations are possible.
We also sell wetsuits, primary technical accessories (fins, leashes, wax, traction pads, boardbags, etc.) and offer additional services (SUP rentals, ding repairs, surf lessons and other).
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.
Park your car for free right in front of the shop, easy to carry and load the boards.
Every day we check the forecast to help you find the best waves in the current surf conditions.
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.
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!
Best I Could have asked for. These guys in Lagos are the best! Absolutely love them, they have made our trip unforgettable. The service they provide is way over 5star, all the equipments are outstanding, boards are very well looked after, wetsuits are perfect. Extremely helpful people with big big heart 🙂
One of the most experienced surf shops I’ve ever been, lovely people, fair prices and an unbelievable knowledge about surf!
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
Great Board Selection, Super Nice and Helpful Staff. We are surfers from the United States and were in Lagos just for the weekend in March, 2018. The guy in the shop was super nice and helpful when we came in. He had a bunch of different shapes and sizes of all boards including some really really nice brands such as Rusty. The rental process was super easy and cheap. Wetsuits were quality too. All around great experience, highly recommend Magic Board Center!
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!
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.
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 🙂
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!