A wet welcome back, Surfing with Rainbows in Sagres with Surf Guide Algarve
First, apologies for the lack of posts in the last weeks. We went for a little holiday. Where do you go when you living in Paradise? The first part of the trip the Dutchlands. See some family and friends *and we got one fun dutch surf in as a bonus. The second part France. Visiting very close friends and scored a couple of super fun sessions there too. We left the Algarve in summer and we came back in Autumn. At least that is how it feels like. It is a very wet welcome back. Do not think for one second we mind. Nature really needs a bit of rain. And when it rains in the Algarve there is almost always a rainbow somewhere. The first two days we get some fun small wave sessions. Not the kind of waves we are dreaming of, but with a smile nevertheless. The Surf Guide Algarve crew is back! Ready for Autumn!
Surfing in the Rain
One thing we do not get to do so often. Almost never in fact. Surfing in the rain happens so little that you would almost forget the big downsides of it. Truth is, in the Algarve nothing is really built for or against rain. The streets look like lakes in two seconds. The roads are slippery and dangerous. Most buildings get very damp and nothing really dries, in or outside. Despite all this, surfing in the rain is amazing. The wind usually drops when the rain comes down. The waves clean up just for a moment, and there is just this mystical vibe in the ocean.
The surf is changing
We are not talking about the actual surf movement. Or at least not right now. With all these low pressure systems and big swells the surf is changing all the time. The sand shifts around so much it is hard to keep up with it. The one day there is this magic sandbar on the beach of Cordoama. A few days later its completely gone. Its a fun and challenging time for a surf guide. There is not one picture that can illustrate better how much sand can move around in one night as this one.