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We are looking for two very lucky people… because we have two McNamara experiences to give away in Portugal!

You may enjoy a surf lesson with the legendary big-wave rider or win a VIP pass and attend the WCT event with Garrett himself!

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Playing golf in Portugal

Algarve - Ocean Course. Photo by Ocean Course, Vale do Lobo
Anyone playing golf in Portugal will have the experience imprinted on their memory, and they’ll be sure to want to return. Why? Excellent courses in dazzling scenery, a mild climate all year round and the hospitality and friendliness of qualified pros.

There are around eighty golf courses, with different layouts and levels of difficulty. But the greatest challenge is to resist the beauty and light of the surrounding landscape and remain focused. There are ocean-facing greens, flanked by cliffs and white sand dunes; and others framed by lakes and mountains, where the fragrances of flowers and herbs blend in a blur of sensations.

Many have been designed by famous architects, such as Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore and Arnold Palmer, and they all share environmental quality and harmoniously blend into the landscape.

The Algarve and Lisbon coasts are well-known destinations amongst more experienced players and have been awarded a number of international prizes. They host some of the major events on the professional circuits, a case in point being Madeira with its mountain courses. There’s also golf to be played in the countryside in the Azores, but it was in Porto and the North that it all started, since the oldest golf course in mainland Europe is in Espinho.

Whether matches are relaxed or hard-fought, they always end up in the Club House or the restaurant… for a “sport” in which the Portuguese excel: socialising.

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Portugal Masters 2014

Between 9th to 12th October, the world’s greatest golfers will travel to Vilamoura to take part in Portugal Masters.

Considered to be one of the leading golf events, the Portugal Masters will take place in the Victoria Golf Club, on a course designed by the mythical player, Arnold Palmer, that alternates well-positioned bunkers with lakes and waterfalls, in a continuous challenge for players.

With a guaranteed presence in the PGA’s European Circuit, Portugal Masters is sure to consolidate Portugal’s position as Europe’s finest golf destination.

Find more information at: Masters 2014

Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014

From the 12th to the 23rd of October, journey to Portugal to watch the world’s top professional surfing competition.

With participation by the world’s leading surfers, Rip Curl Pro Portugal - a competition included within the ASP World Tour - will be held in Peniche and Cascais that at this time of year offer the best conditions for hosting surfing competitions.

The selected beaches are well known amongst surfers - Carcavelos, Guincho and in particular Supertubos - famous for its large, tubular-shaped waves.

More information at:
- Guide: Moche Rip Curl Pro 2014

Portuguese Waves Series 2014

The Portuguese Waves Series is Europe's first 3-event series, held in 3 world class surfing spots in Portugal. Part of the ASP World Tour, the WCT Portuguese Wave Series 2014 will host the best surfers of the world who will be competing for the special competition prize, the Cascais Trophy

With this 3-event series Portugal will be the official center of the surfing world in October.

Although the portuguese have long known that Portugal is one of the best surfing destinations of the world, the success of this event once agains proves how good our waves are. If you´re travelling to Portugal, then make sure you check out our Explore the Portuguese Waves section and plan your surf trip to Portugal.”


Cascais Billabong Pro 2014: 1- 11 October

Don't miss the opportunity to see the surf's world elite at Cascais Billabong Pro 2014, and on the 11th, the skate legend Tony Hawk will join the party, for an unforgettable show.

The Carcavelos Beach will be the place for the CascaisBillabong Pro, a part of Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour surfers. An unprecedented 27 members of the Top 34 will battle it out in Cascais for a piece of the prize money and ranking points purse, including the likes of World No. 4 Michel Bourez (PYF) and No. 5 Mick Fanning (AUS) among others.

The women's world championship tour will take place between 1st and 7th of October and the Men's WQSPrime Event will be between 7th and 11th of October. The first-ever Cascais Billabong Pro was in 2013, and it was graced with flawless surf on the final day to crown current World No. 29 Jadson Andre (BRA), who will return to defend both his title and his position on the WCT.

And if the red-hot action in the lineup isn’t enough for the crowds appetite for fun, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will return to Cascais as well for another epic show on the final day of the event’s waiting period, October 11.


Don´t miss the Madeira Nature Festival from 7-12 October 2014

Feel the landscape around you! Dive in it! Take a deep breath!

Surrender to the charms of an island that exhales energy and inspires emotion and adventure. 

For a week,
Madeira promotes the 4th edition of Nature Festival and celebrates its best, among its visitors. 
On land, on air or on sea, the choices are plenty and everybody can experience activities, offering a multiplicity range, designed for all age groups.
With this additional event to the Tourist Entertainment Calendar, Madeira seeks to empower and promote Active Tourism, in a sustainable approach. Interaction and discovery of Madeira value to this level, based on an appealing and dynamic programme, gathers all the necessary ingredients in order to turn this Festival into a pleasant surprise and exceed all expectations.

Nature, on its outmost pure shape, is now, more than beautiful, a challenge waiting for you in October!  

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