The third edition of the Surf Summit, an event that precedes the web summit technological summit, takes place this weekend in Ericeira, allowing participants to get together and learn with professional athletes such as surfer Tiago Pires.
This event is the appetizer for the digital wave that will invade Lisbon from next Monday, and counts on high paintings of about one hundred companies of the most varied places in the world that, before participating in the Web Summit, will enjoy the outdoor activities in the fishing village located about 50 kilometers from the Portuguese capital.
In addition to surfing, participants can also try the stand up paddle (SUP), the all-terrain bikes (MTB), the treks and yoga that are included among the activities offered to those responsible for such varied entities such as Citibank, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, Microsoft, SAP, Columbia University or Youtube.
In addition to the sport, there is also the element of social interaction among participants during lunches, dinners and parties organized by the Surf Summit, which promises to animate day and night Ericeira, recognized in 2011 as World Surfing Reserve by the American organization ‘ Save the Waves Coalition ‘.
And there is also room for lectures with live symbols of surf and bodyboarding, as is the case of the Portuguese Tiago ‘Saca’ Pires, the first Portuguese surfer to run the world circuit, and Joana Schenker, who last year became the first Portuguese athlete to win the title of world bodyboard champion.
But also a surfer and Californian model Anastasia Ashley, or the big wave surfers Hugo Vau and Garrett McNamara, the last world record holder who catapulted the North Beach in Nazaré to worldwide fame.
This year, the problem of plastics in the oceans will be highlighted in the discussions that will have many participants, judging by the 200 executives who joined in 2016 and the 250 cadres who said they present in 2017.
Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder of Web Summit, also goes to Ericeira, joining the Mayor of Mafra, Hélder de Sousa Silva, in a meeting with reporters on Sunday morning at Praia da Foz do Lizandro.
The technological, innovation and entrepreneurship summit Web Summit was born in 2010 in Ireland and moved to Lisbon in 2016 and is expected to remain until 2028 at the Altice Arena (formerly Meo Arena) and the Lisbon International Fair (FIL) in Lisbon.
Around 70,000 participants from more than 170 countries are expected to attend this third edition of the event in Portugal.
This year’s edition takes place between November 05 and 08.