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LEGISLATION

The rules governing the teaching activity of the gliding modalities fall within the legislative scope of entities that practice tourist activities in the aquatic environment and, in a complementary way, not being a simple sporting activity, they lack the respective permissive acts of the Public Administration to your exercise.


The exercise of this activity is defined by Decree-Law No. 108/2009 , of 15 May (republished by Decree-Law No. 186/2015 , of 10 October), a diploma that establishes the conditions of access and of carrying out the activity of tourist entertainment companies and maritime-tourism operators, defining, among others, the need to register the company in the National Tourism Operator (RNAAT) and to sign and maintain valid insurance covering the risks for the health and safety of service recipients or third parties arising from their activity.

Furthermore, as a sporting activity, it must comply with the need to be carried out by duly qualified professionals, namely Sport Coaches, duly accredited by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) .

The POC's - Coastal Coast Programs (previously designated as Coastal Coast Planning Plans), under the responsibility of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) , establish how the coastline should be used, in a perspective of coexistence of different uses and activities, where the prevention of risk and guaranteeing the safety of users is of primary concern.

On issues related to the uses and activities to be developed on the coastline , namely surf teaching, it is now up to the Municipalities (in Mainland Portugal) to establish the rules for its licensing, on beaches classified as bathing water (classification published annually in Portaria issued by the Ministries of Defense and the Environment ).

The National Maritime Authority , through the different Port Authorities , is responsible for defining the rules and licensing procedures for these operators, on the remaining beaches, not classified as bathing waters, in Mainland Portugal, and throughout the territory of the Islands.  

 

Below, the lists and useful contacts of all Municipalities in mainland Portugal and Port authorities throughout the country can be consulted.

Taking into account the diversity of the legal context by which surf schools and surf camps in Portugal are guided, as well as the difficulties communicated by our members and the growing number of inspections, the Portuguese Surf Schools Association prepared the 1st Version of the Legal Surf Teaching Operators Guide . This document is the first result of the association's effort to compile information relevant solely to its members and should serve as a guide to a general understanding of the legal context. The same must be requested to AESP by the members in the Members Area .

MUNICIPALITIES

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Município
Contacto
Website
Albufeira
geral@cm-albufeira.pt
https://www.cm-albufeira.pt/
Alcobaça
cmalcobaca@cm-alcobaca.pt
https://www.cm-alcobaca.pt/
Aljezur
geral@cm-aljezur.pt
https://cm-aljezur.pt/
Almada
almadainforma@cm-almada.pt
https://www.cm-almada.pt/
Aveiro
geral@cm-aveiro.pt
https://www.cm-aveiro.pt/
Caldas da Rainha
geral@mcr.pt
http://www.rb.mcr.pt/
Caminha
geral@cm-caminha.pt
https://www.cm-caminha.pt/
Cantanhede
geral@cm-cantanhede.pt
https://www.cm-cantanhede.pt/
Cascais
atendimento.municipal@cm-cascais.pt
https://www.cascais.pt/
Castro Marim
expediente@cm-castromarim.pt
https://cm-castromarim.pt/
Espinho
geral@cm-espinho.pt
https://portal.cm-espinho.pt/pt/
Esposende
benjamim.pereira@cm-esposende.pt
https://www.municipio.esposende.pt/
Faro
geral@cm-faro.pt
https://www.cm-faro.pt/
Figueira da Foz
municipe@cm-figfoz.pt
https://www.cm-figfoz.pt/
Grândola
geral@cm-grandola.pt
https://www.cm-grandola.pt/
Lagoa
geral@cm-lagoa.pt
https://www.cm-lagoa.pt/
Lagos
expediente.geral@cm-lagos.pt
https://www.cm-lagos.pt/
Leiria
cmleiria@cm-leiria.pt
https://www.cm-leiria.pt/
Loulé
cmloule@cm-loule.pt
https://www.cm-loule.pt/
Lourinhã
geral@cm-lourinha.pt
https://cm-lourinha.pt/
Mafra
geral@cm-mafra.pt
https://www.cm-mafra.pt/
Marinha Grande
geral@cm-mgrande.pt
https://www.cm-mgrande.pt/
Matosinhos
mail@cm-matosinhos.pt
https://www.cm-matosinhos.pt/
Mira
geral@cm-mira.pt
https://www.cm-mira.pt/
Murtosa
geral@cm-murtosa.pt
https://www.cm-murtosa.pt/
Nazaré
geral@cm-nazare.pt
https://www.cm-nazare.pt/
Odemira
geral@cm-odemira.pt
https://www.cm-odemira.pt/
Oeiras
geral@cm-oeiras.pt
https://www.oeiras.pt/
Olhão
geral@cm-olhao.pt
https://www.cm-olhao.pt/
Ovar
gapresidencia@cm-ovar.pt
https://www.cm-ovar.pt/
Peniche
cmpeniche@cm-peniche.pt
https://www.cm-peniche.pt/
Pombal
geral@cm-pombal.pt
https://www.cm-pombal.pt/
Portimão
geral@cm-portimao.pt
https://www.cm-portimao.pt/
Porto
geral@cm-porto.pt
https://www.cm-porto.pt/
Póvoa de Varzim
geral@cm-pvarzim.pt
https://www.cm-pvarzim.pt/
Santiago do Cacém
geral@cm-santiagocacem.pt
https://www.cm-santiagocacem.pt/
Sesimbra
site@cm-sesimbra.pt
https://www.sesimbra.pt/
Setúbal
geral@mun-setubal.pt
https://www.mun-setubal.pt/
Silves
expediente@cm-silves.pt
https://www.cm-silves.pt/
Sines
geral@mun-sines.pt
https://www.sines.pt/
Sintra
municipe@cm-sintra.pt
https://cm-sintra.pt/
Tavira
camara@cm-tavira.pt
https://cm-tavira.pt/
Torres Vedras
geral@cm-tvedras.pt
https://www.cm-tvedras.pt/
V. N. Gaia
geral@cm-gaia.pt
https://www.cm-gaia.pt/pt/
V. R. Sto António
geral@cm-vrsa.pt
http://www.cm-vrsa.pt/
Vagos
geral@cm-vagos.pt
https://www.cm-vagos.pt/
Viana do Castelo
cmviana@cm-viana-castelo.pt
http://www.cm-viana-castelo.pt/
Vila do Bispo
geral@cm-viladobispo.pt
https://www.cm-viladobispo.pt/
Vila do Conde
geral@cm-viladoconde.pt
https://www.cm-viladoconde.pt/
Ílhavo
geralcmi@cm-ilhavo.pt
https://www.cm-ilhavo.pt/
Óbidos
geral@cm-obidos.pt
https://www.cm-obidos.pt/
 

PORT AUTHORITIES

Capitania
Área de Jurisdição
Contacto
Nº Piquete Polícia Marítma
Angra
Da Ponta da Vila Nova para Este até à Ponta das Contendas. Costa da Ilha Graciosa
capitania.angra@amn.pt
912344795
Aveiro
Do Monte Negro até à margem sul da lagoa de Mira
capitania.aveiro@amn.pt
916353407
Caminha
Da foz do rio Minho até ao forte do Cão
capitania.caminha@amn.pt
916353052
Cascais
Da ponta da foz do rio Sizandro até à Torre de S. Julião da Barra
capitania.cascais@amn.pt
918498043
Douro
Do Cais de Carreiros até ao Monte Negro
capitania.douro@amn.pt
916352954
Faro
Da foz da ribeira de Quarteira até à barra do porto Faro-Olhão
capitania.faro@amn.pt
916613531
Figueira da Foz
Da margem sul da lagoa de Mira até Pedrogão
capitania.ffoz@amn.pt
916352629
Flores
Ilhas das Flores e Corvo
capitania.flores@amn.pt
912353025
Funchal
Ilhas da Madeira, Desertas e Selvagens
capitania.funchal@amn.pt
916600707
Horta
Ilhas do Faial, Pico e S. Jorge
capitania.horta@amn.pt
912354130
Lagos
Da foz da ribeira de Seixe até à margem oeste do rio Alvor
capitania.lagos@amn.pt
916613499
Leixões
Da foz do rio Onda até ao Cais de Carreiros
capitania.leixoes@amn.pt
916353249
Lisboa
Da Torre de S. Julião da Barra até ao paralelo junto ao lugar de Galherdão
capitania.lisboa@amn.pt
918498025
Nazaré
De Pedrógão até à Pirâmide do Bouro
capitania.nazare@amn.pt
918498031
Olhão
Da barra do porto Faro-Olhão até ao Meridiano da Igreja do Livramento
capitania.olhao@amn.pt
916613521
Peniche
Da Pirâmide do Bouro até à ponta da foz do rio Sizandro + Berlengas
capitania.peniche@amn.pt
918498039
Ponta Delgada
Ilha de S. Miguel
capitania.pdelgada@amn.pt
917764428
Portimão
Da margem oeste do rio Alvor até à foz da ribeira de Quarteira
capitania.portimao@amn.pt
916613547
Porto Santo
Ilha de Porto Santo
capitania.psanto@amn.pt
916600715
Praia Vitória
Da Ponta da Vela Nova para Oeste até à Ponta das Contendas
capitania.pvitoria@amn.pt
912344795
Póvoa de Varzim
Da foz do rio Alto até ao molhe sul do porto de pesca
capitania.pvarzim@amn.pt
916352737
Setúbal
Do paralelo junto ao lugar de Galherdão até à foz da ribeira das Fontainhas
capitania.setubal@amn.pt
918498049
Sines
Da foz da ribeira das Fontainhas até à foz da ribeira de Seixe
capitania.sines@amn.pt
918498058
Tavira
Do meridiano da Igreja do Livramento até ao meridiano da Igreja de Cacela
capitania.tavira@amn.pt
916613515
Viana do Castelo
Do forte do Cão até à foz do rio Alto
capitania.vcastelo@amn.pt
916352353
Vila Real de Santo António
Do meridiano da Igreja de Cacela até à foz do rio Guadiana
capitania.vrsantonio@amn.pt
918713553
Vila do Conde
Do molhe sul do porto de pesca da Póvoa de Varzim até à foz do rio Onda
capitania.vconde@amn.pt
916352737
Vila do Porto
Ilhas de S. Maria e Formigas
capitania.vporto@amn.pt
918773863