Night surfing in Figueira da Foz, Portugal

The Portugese coastal city Figueria da Foz will build a floodlight system: perfect for night surfing!

During the daytime, the city is known for its beach breaks like Buarcos, Cabedelo, Molhe Norte and Murtinheira, and sees some of the longest right-hand waves in Europe.

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But why should surfing have to stop at night?

From September 2019,  surfers will be able to catch waves at night aswell, thanks to an ambitious project (costing €2.6 million!) that will illuminate Cabedelo beach. The project consists of 7 floodlight towers and 21 light projectors, which will be humidity-proof and cover roughly 165 feet.

The project consists of seven floodlight towers and 21 light projectors that aims to

"This is a unique project, without parallel in Europe and even in the world. The municipality aims to become a water sports and beach destination with distinctive features, like its long stretch of sands in an urban context” - João Ataíde, mayor of Figueira da Foz.

The construction works start in September 2018 and will be completed 12 months later.

Tags: Surfing