SOS – Save our Surf was once again present in the largest surfing event held in our country the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
During the four days of the event marked by epic conditions and excellent performances by the surfers SOS was present throughout on the beach at Supertubes, not only supporting Rip Curl Planet environmentally, but also with various promotional activities.
No one was indifferent to the “Cemetery Wave” installation (see photos), through which SOS wanted to convey to the public the waves that have been damaged or that have disappeared altogether due to human action.
Another major attraction was stand-up SOS where anyone could have a picture taken in a perfect tube and then go to the new SOS Facebook page and download the picture.
In addition to the these promotions, SOS also promoted a lecture in conjunction with Rip Curl Planet on the topic of “political and civic practices to promote a sustainable environment” that was attended by several guests, including the Mayor of Peniche, António José Correia.
There were various people who were moved by the SOS cause- Save our Surf, including the World Tour surfers who were previously unaware of the association. Among them Australian surfer Owen Wright, the current number two on the tour, confessed to SOS that he feels happy in our country and carries the waves at Supertubos, Peniche and the Portuguese people in his heart. Owen Wright has shown a great interest in SOS – Save our Surf leaving with clear support for the association. The young Australian has also showed concern over the issue of rescuing swimmers in trouble as he has gained valuable confidence battling with powerful waves such as Supertubes at a lifeguard association.
SOS – Save our Surf would like to thank everyone who stopped at our stand, came to the lecture and were involved in the activities during the World Tour event in Peniche. The SOS team has strengthened after this event and further believes that the day is near when Portugal will preserve its valuable natural resources, its beaches and its waves.
For more information, photos and videos visit the new SOS Facebook page – Save our Surf: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SOS-Salvem-o-Surf/145404585556836