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Last weekend, at Ericeira Business Factory, the 1st edition of the course “Tourist Animation in Surf” of the Portuguese Surf School Association took place, with the support of Ericeira Surf Clube.

The course ran from Friday to Sunday and assigned to participants 5 Credit Units of the specific component for the revalidation of the coaches' cards.

The creation of this training action arose from the consultation of operators, who identified the need to obtain training and knowledge in the area of ​​tourism, in order to complement basic sports training. Since the vast majority of national operators have been developing the tourism product, this training will allow coaches, surf schools and surf camps to increase the competitiveness, quality and sustainability of the services provided.

It is worth noting the quality of the training team, with some of the main figures in the teaching, marketing and regulation of surfing in Portugal, namely:

  • João Diogo Pinto dos Santos, President of AESDP and one of the pioneers in surf education in Portugal.

  • Miguel Palma Ruivo, National Longboard Selector and one of the pioneers of surf teaching in Portugal.

  • Pedro Soeiro Dias, Marketing Director at Despomar.

  • Afonso Teixeira, Executive Director of AESDP.

Overall rating and appreciation of the training, according to the participants:


"Well-prepared content, of utmost importance for anyone involved in the matter as an entrepreneur."

“Great training, with a lot of quality. ”

The Portuguese Surf School Association is already preparing the next editions of this course, to offer coaches across the country the opportunity to renew their licenses and, for all interested parties, the possibility of acquiring fundamental knowledge about tourism in Portugal. surfing in Portugal. The following editions are thus planned:

Cascais | November 2019

Peniche | December 2019

Porto | January 2020

Ericeira | February 2020

Algarve | March 2020

For more information and registration for the next editions of the course, contact the Portuguese Surf School Association at


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