Spanish Pro Surfer, Gony Zubizarreta, started surfing in Galicia and often took advantage of his proximity to Portugal to score good waves. As he was growing up he surfed more and more in Portugal and eventually moved over, basing himself out of Ericeira.

Recently, when he was asked about his top5 destinations in the world, Portugal was on the top of his list.

“I’ve loved surfing in Ericeira since I was 15. I fell in love with the waves of this land. Being sponsored by a local surfboard manufacturer was a huge help to spend more time in this magical place and I ended up staying here. You have everything you need to be happy. Amazing waves, good people, a lot of surf, good restaurants, tranquility in the winter, party in the summer… and Lisbon very close. Perfect balance”.

If Gony’s worlds weren’t good enough to get his point across, his “lost tapes” video should be…

Photo by Pedro Mestre

Video by Surf Edit