Alentejo Big Wave Chasers

In times when the big swells are hitting the coast of Portugal and everybody is talking about Nazaré, there are few surfers all excited in a small town called Porto Covo (Alentejo). The place is still quit unknown for it’s Big Wave Riding but the local guys and friends are out there every time it works.

Andre (Andre Sampaio Teixeira) is one of the motivated locals, sometimes even out there alone and he would love to push the Big Wave Scene in that area. He owns a surf school “Costazul” and started surfing these big waves spots in 2002 with his friend Lee. Slowly more and more of his friends got involved, like Bruno Canotilho, who was also out there on this day of the pics. Only in 2013 they started to use boards over 8” and were able to go bigger and bigger.

On 21.10.2017 Andre and Bruno paddled out of the port of Porto Covo with their colorful guns and took some decent size waves on the spot called “Lage Sul, Sisters”. Not one of the biggest days there and quit windy but they definitly showed some performance and balls 🙂


Andre’s Surfschool: