The President of the Chamber of Nazaré, Walter Chicharro, requested an emergency meeting with the General Health Directorate (DGS), in order to guarantee the return of the sport to Nazaré “in the scrupulous compliance with the rules implemented by the pandemic we are experiencing and the survival of the dozens of professionals, surfers, spotters, photographers, videomakers, hoteliers, etc.), according to a statement released by the municipality.

At issue is the interdiction of Praia do Norte for surfing (free surf and tow-in) determined yesterday by the Captaincy of Porto da Nazaré, based on a negative opinion from the Regional Health delegate, given the context of the pandemic, that « pointed to a real risk to public health, given the high concentration and circulation of people, as happened on the 29th of October », as Porto captain Zeferino Henriques said to Lusa. Who, quoting the opinion, considered “practically uncontrollable compliance with the measures to contain the pandemic” in the current situation.


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