O urban beach of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos It is the national capital of beach sports since the kick-off three years ago of the Figueira Beach Sports City program.
However, it has already scored points in the international statement, when the municipality seized for the city the European Beach Football Championship, next September. Who is winning is the local economy, namely the hotel industry (with the units full during that test), the restaurants and the commerce.
However, this Weekend, days 3 and 4, is to 3rd edition of Fig Tree Smash Fest Beach Volley, a beach volleyball "festival" with several events, three of which are to be counted on the national circuit. The Buarcos beach is home to the Kids Circuit (under-14, under-16 and under-18) Gira Praia, Veterans Tournament, 4X4 Tournament and Figueira Smash Cup. In total, the event is attended by 550 athletes.
Arnaldo Rocha, from the Portuguese Volleyball Federation, at the presentation of the event, yesterday, in Figueira da Foz, pointed out that these stages of the national circuit are those with the most participants, even exceeding the number of doubles that will compete for the final. . Which, he stressed, proves the attractiveness of Figueira da Foz.
All the information in today's print edition, August 1st, of DIARY THE BORDERS