Portugal is known for plenty of good reasons. Among those reasons, you have amazing food, breathtaking sceneries, picturesque villages and cities, history, culture and welcoming people. But the 943 km coast-line, on mainland Portugal only (!), is an unavoidable feature of this country. Portugal’s coastline attracts many surfers and surf learners to this country, boosting life into small coastal cities and villages. The Algarve and the Silver Coast beaches are the best known in the country for this activity.
“We like to have the best in our country because we consider ourselves the best country,” Godinho said during a visit to the MEO Rip Curl Pro taking place in Peniche, on the Silver Coast. “Make yourselves at home and, if you want, stay here and never leave.”
“Eleven years ago I saw the start of the first competition of the World Surf League in Peniche and it is impressive how it has developed since then,” the secretary of state said, citing the various international WSL competitions that are staged in different parts of the country.
According to Godinho, “there are 100 million views around the world with WSL competitions”. Portugal, she added, “is the most popular country when people search for surfing.”
In just three years, she said, the number of companies dedicated to surfing business has doubled to 800. She also noted the fact that WSL is soon to move its European headquarters to Portugal.
“We believe that Portugal is the best destination, not only to surf but to live, to study, to make a life,” she said. “We want to get across this image of a whole country that supports surfing – and also of Portugal as a sustainable destination: we want to increasingly associate the surf with a lifestyle of sustainability.”
Sophie Goldschmidt, the CEO of WSL, thanked Portugal and Peniche for their hospitality and assured them that the relationship would be maintained.
“On behalf of WSL, thank you for receiving us again,” she said. “We love to come to Portugal and especially Peniche. Portugal is one of the WSL’s favourite destinations: we have several events here.”
If you also love surfing and wish to live nearby some of the best beaches in Portugal, feel free to look at our properties in the Algarve region and also the Silver Coast cities, like Peniche and Lourinhã, for instance.
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