When it comes to mixing great waves and a thrilling urban scene, there’s no place like Lisbon, Portugal. Where else can one enjoy the pleasures of riding perfect peaks in the morning, under the shadow of Sintra’s ancient castles and palaces, just before experiencing all the attractions of a thriving and culturally rich European capital, in the afternoon? This unique mix between town and country, city and beach, is partly the reason why, more than 30 years ago, Nic Von Rupp’s dad decided to settle down after a lifetime of globetrotting. Watch Nic and his girlfriend relishing the goods of that wise decision in this first episode of Portugal Back to Back, which will take you on a journey around Europe’s greatest surfing nation, and all that makes it a place that, as stated by Mr Von Rupp, being good enough for kings, should be good enough for everyone. You included.