Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit, the biggest international wave sports festival, is returning to Praia de Santa Cruz (Torres Vedras) for an action-packed 10 days with lots of new features and an even greater concern for the environment.
This festival has been held since 2007 and includes national and international events in various disciplines such as Surfing, Bodyboarding,Kitesurfing, Bodysurfing, Kayaksurfing, Skimboarding, Wave-skiing, Swimming, Adaptive Surfing and Stand Up Paddling.
But while the sea may be the focus of everyone’s attention, the sand is also the setting for a range of activities, whether for trying out various sports in the swimming pool installed there or taking advantage of the presence of commercial enterprises linked to sea sports. These include surf schools and training centres for other disciplines, shops, restaurants and publicity areas of the various sponsors.
The festival includes an environmental education strand, too, with experiences in the area of nature conservation, and a solidarity strand, inviting participants to contribute to a cause.
Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit does not stop when night falls, since between 21.00 and 3.00 there will be performances by various bands and DJs to keep the night-time entertainment going on the beach.
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