4th grade students from Quarteira have free surf lessons

The first classes of the project “Surf nas Escolas – Surf para todos” started on 29 April

The project “Surf in Schools – Surf for all”, developed by Associação Dinamika – Escola de Surf Project, with the support of the Municipality of Loulé, has already started for all children in the 4th year of schooling in Quarteira. 

The first lessons of this totally free surfing experience started on the 29th of April and are expected to reach close to 600 children during the year.

According to the Loulé City Council, the «inclusion of Surfing in the daily life of the population, even for those who live near the coastal zone, is something that does not happen naturally, either because of limited access to material, or because of the the fact that the sea is an unknown environment» – something that we want to change.

«Through this project we intend to boost this modality as a safe, environmentally friendly practice that enhances adaptation to the aquatic environment, contributing to the reduction of drowning scenarios and grasping all the physical, psychological and social benefits that this activity naturally ends up providing. promote», explain Dinamika officials.

The Municipality of Loulé also emphasizes the added value of the initiative: «It makes perfect sense, in a territory with a fantastic coastline, to promote activities related to Surfing with our children. We believe that this initiative will be a success and will contribute to strengthening this Municipality's commitment to informal sport», emphasizes Vítor Aleixo, mayor of Loulé.