Merchants of fine surf supplies, handmade surfboards, speciality coffee, craft beers and all weather goods.
We immerse ourselves in the cultivation of surf and its most essential artifact - the surfboard. The boards we curate are hand shaped; transcending the spirit of the shaper into the surfboard. Our quiver is beautifully diverse in shape and dimension. We explore the casual side of surfing - The raw feeling of riding a wave. Our little surf shop is stocked with boards, surf literature, a selected range of clothing, fins and wetsuits. We brew specialty coffee and have a fridge full of portuguese craft beers. Magic Quiver is located in the historic center of Ericeira, home to some of the best European surf breaks and a World Surfing Reserve.
In our entirety, we exist for the pursuit of the illusive wave lingering beyond that distant shore. We are Magic Quiver, made up of brick and mortar, flesh and bone, a pack of creators, enthralled and humbled by the ocean, our lives in a constant state of flux.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SURFING: 'QUIVER'
A surfer's personal collection of surfboards, usually numbering from three to six, but occasionally going up to 20 or more, with each board designed for a specific kind of wave. A quiver of boards is the surfing equivalent to the golfer's bag of clubs.Prior to 1968, surfers generally rode all-purpose boards, about 10 feet long, and rarely kept more than two boards at a time. After the late '60s shortboard revolution, as designs became increasingly specialized, hardcore surfers began assembling a graduated set of boards—often from the same shaper—so as to be ready for any type of surf. Generally speaking, the bigger the wave, the bigger the board. Mark Richards, for example, used a six-board quiver in Hawaii in 1975, with boards ranging from a 6'9" sting for small waves up to an 8'6" pintail for 25-footers at Waimea Bay.A 2011 Surfer magazine survey revealed that the average quiver size of its readership was 3.64 boards. Pro tour kingpin Kelly Slater, that year, kept an estimated 70 boards stashed at various surf spots around the world.