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This and many other results of a questionnaire carried out with the national surfing community were presented by the Portuguese Surf School Association on Saturday at the World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira, reinforcing the urgent need to organize the national beaches. The protocol with APECATE was also signed and the lines of joint action in the future were presented.

The Portuguese Surf School Association (AESDP) and the Portuguese Association of Congress, Touristic Entertainment and Events Companies (APECATE) were together this Saturday at the Multiusos Municipal Building in Ericeira, where they presented some of the projects they will develop and ideas for action for the year 2019.

In the morning, took place the AESDP General Assembly, which had more than 20 participants and where the strategies for the next year were defined. In the afternoon, the session open to the public filled the auditorium of the Parish Council of Ericeira and featured the official celebration of the cooperation protocol with APECATE, represented by its President António Marques Vidal, followed by the presentation of the results of the questionnaire “ Management and Regulation of Portuguese Beaches: Perspectives from Users”.

The event was a success, and all present reinforced the need to unite surf schools, through AESDP, in order to achieve greater professionalism in the sector and protect the interests of these agents in the planning of beaches in the future, which led non-associated schools present to enroll in the AESDP. It was also presented by the President of APECATE, a pilot project that will be carried out together with Turismo de Portugal and about which there will be more news soon. So that all agents can be directly involved in this and other projects, the importance of surf schools joining the AESDP, which maintains until the end of this year a special promotion of 50% in the value of the quota and offer of the inscription gem.

In addition to AESDP members, other surf schools and curious people, the session was attended by Ericeira Surf Clube, represented by its President Miguel Barata, who actively participated exposing the main concerns and difficulties faced locally. AESDP leaves a special thanks to Ericeira Surf Clube, the Parish Council of Ericeira and its members Surf Solutions and Surf Riders & Co, for their support during the weekend. A workshop for repairing boards with shaper Abílio Pinto and a kit of Polen Surfboards prizes, won by Telmo Gomes and José Appleton, respectively, were also drawn from among the participants in the questionnaire.

The survey results, presented during this session, are now available below:

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