“If surf is the phenomenon of Leça da Palmeira, why not view it in an artistic way?” This was the starting point of an innovative project in Portugal by Filipa Costa.
The adventurous spirit comes from her father, Francisco Costa, founder and former owner of the first surf shop in Leça da Palmeira. With such an interesting background, Filipa proposed a unique concept for the shop after completing her studies in art history. The shop would function as equal parts art gallery and surf shop.
Located on the busiest street in Leça da Palmeira, this “beach gallery,” as Filipa calls it, contrasts from other businesses in the area. It’s a comfortable and relaxed environment decorated with vintage and retro furniture inherited from her grandparents, which perfectly matches its concept. Surf Leça is a true taste of surf culture and never forgetting its ties to bodyboard, snowboard, yoga, meditation, and street art.