Winter surf in Zavial
With a header like this you might expect a pumping gnarly Zavial with big barrels shooting of the point. Not today do. We also do like that kind of Zavial. But to be honest, in the Algarve you’re never quite sure what you get. And today we are in for a little surprise. With temperatures dropping real low everywhere in Europe winter is on. The wet wetsuit feels a little extra cold and the first duck dive a little extra wet. But, compare this to all the other places north of us, we have no reason to complain. Today we score an absolutely beautiful winter session at praia do Zavial.
The beach at Zavial is not famous for longboarding. The Algarve in general is tricky for longboards. But today is a different day and Zavial has other plans. The sandbanks are super good and as the tide filled in I wish I had a longboard with me. Don’t worry the shortboard crew got plenty of good quality waves but there is something magical about this too: