ERICEIRA World Surfing Reserve
Ericeira became a World Surfing Reserve on October 14, 2011, after being consecrated by the international organization Save the Waves Coalition. It is the 2nd Reserve distinguished globally, remaining the only one in Europe until today.
The criteria that led to its official recognition were the quality and consistency of the waves, the historical and cultural importance of local surfing, the wealth and environmental sensitivity of the area and, also, the strong mobilization of the community.
The Ericeira World Surf Reserve is part of the municipality of Mafra, extending between the beaches of Empa and São Lourenço, on a coastal strip that concentrates seven world-class waves in a space of just four kilometers: Pedra Branca, Reef, Ribeira d’Ilhas, Cave, Crazy Left, Coxos and São Lourenço.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES ERICEIRA SURF CLUBE PROJECT TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD SURFING RESERVE
Ericeira Surf Clube (ESC) recently saw a European application for the Erasmus + Sport 2020 program approved by the European Commission to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ericeira’s World Surfing Reserve – EWSR.
The sustainability plan for the Ericeira World Surfing Reserve is underway.
In mid-January, the Mafra City Council signed a contract that aims to prepare it with B+Formação e Consultoria, Lda., a selected entity following a prior consultation procedure.