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Ericeria hosts event organized by big names in Portuguese surfing

Local Kook Challenge is the name of the innovative competition organized by Tomás Fernandes and Joaquim Chaves.

On June 8th, the vibrant atmosphere of Praia do Matadouro, in Ericeira, will be the stage for the Local Kook Challenge. A competition that challenges the norms of the sport, where local surfers will have the opportunity to impress some of the biggest names in Portuguese surfing, who will act as judges. The event will take place between 1 pm and 7pm and promises not only competition but a celebration of the strong surfing community.

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Kook Challenge

Tomás Fernandes, current leader of the MEO Surf League, and one of the organizers of the event states that: “This event is a true demonstration of innovation in the world of surfing. It is an incredible opportunity to unite generations and show that surfing in Portugal is more than that a sport; it is a community that values mutual respect and admiration between amateurs and professionals.”

In turn, Joaquim Chaves, National Champion, and another of the event organizers, highlighted the importance of this type of initiative for national surfing: “This event is the perfect representation of surfing culture, with a clear mission of providing friendly competition and professional to amateurs, allowing them to showcase their talents in high-quality conditions.”

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Kook Challenge

With the support of official sponsors, Quiksilver and Corona, the event promises to delight surf lovers. After the competitions, the party will continue on Boardriders Terrace with an After Sunset Party, where music and joy will end the day.

More than a competition, this event is a movement to value ties within the surfing community and foster an environment where the spirit of surfing is celebrated in all its forms.

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