For part 4 of Reubs’ new globe-trotting series, the UK shred maestro looks back on a two-month van trip he undertook last year in his swish red shred wagon. Portugal being one of the finer destinations you could travel too!
“Last year I did a proper road trip in Europe. I lived in a van with my girlfriend for almost two months in France, Spain and Portugal and will be making separate little movies from each of these countries. I decided to head to Portugal for couple of weeks with my friend Nic von Rupp, whose with I did a trip to Chile in the earlier part of the year. Nic was also filming for his “My Road” project with a great surfer Maxime Huscenot, so we decided to travel together and check the best surfing spots from north to middle Portugal.
We didn’t really stay anywhere more than two nights on this road trip, because waves were quite small almost everywhere. We checked the beaches around Figueira da Foz, Sines, Nazare and Peniche. It wasn’t as hectic as hunting for waves in Chile, but still we did get a little desperate at certain points. Luckily, the forecasts finally started to look better further south. I think I had the most fun surfs around Peniche. We found a good right sand bank that was really fun. Most of the waves of this episode were filmed from around there.
Portugal has always been one of my favorite places in Europe. It’s full of great beaches, waves, old cities and towns and good looking people. I’m looking forward to going there again.”
Directed: Reubyn Ash
Filmed: Jonna Kerman
Additional footage – João Rito and Tomás Paiva Raposo
Edited: Tim Boydell
Surfing: Reubyn Ash
Music: Relentless – Hillsong UNITED