Baptism of surf

If you've ever harboured notions of taking on the waves, a surfing Mecca in Portugal could be the place for you, writes Lisa Brady.

29th January, 2012
Baptism of surf
Surfing in Portugal: Ericeira is a surfing Mecca that last year was designated as a World Surf Reserve.

After spending most of my 32 years keeping my head above water, last year I finally conquered my fear of immersing myself completely in the stuff. Ridiculous as it sounds, I have no problem with water depth, temperature or location; it is the act of putting my face in it that I take issue with. So when I realised that I could actually go underwater and survive, I was a little bit smug.

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