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…
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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.
‘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.
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.
Lovely staff, friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. Great value for money rented a brand new Lost V3 Rocket for €25/day. Good location for shop, plenty parking out the front. Definitely recommended and would use again.
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.
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’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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
Absolutely amazing owner who spent almost an hour explaining us all the ins and outs of surf board shaping. A walking encyclopedia with a down-to-earth approach to board selection.