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Along with having one of Europe's best surfing coastlines, Portugal is also home to one of the world's fastest-growing surf cultures. Portugal has ridable surf all year, but the biggest and most consistent waves arrive from October to March, in response to the North Atlantic storm season. The country's 530-mile coast can be divided into two surfing areas: the mountainous and craggy region north ...

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