… ALJEZUR/ PORTUGAL: …or anything else that you do at the right place at the right time in your life. The young Portuguese surf talent Concha Balsemão does exactly what feels good and makes her happy in the world she lives…

 

IRMA: How did you start out a professional surfer?

CONCHA: I started competing when I was 10 years old but only this year, at 12, did I run all the events from the Algarve circuit, where I became 3rd place, and with that result I was selected for the national final in the under-18 female division. The final will be at the end of October at São Pedro Estoril, near Lisbon, but I’m not a professional surfer yet….

IRMA: Do you surf all year round, and if so, which are your favorite spots in summer and winter?

CONCHA: Yes, I surf all year round. I prefer the west coast, Carrapateira, Amado, Arrifana beaches, Aljezur area, from spring to fall. During wintertime it’s better on the south coast, at some secret spots and Mareta in Sagres, Barranco, at Vila do Bispo…

 

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