Faro Island hosts ‘Four Ocean’ surfing competition

‘Four Oceans powered by Forum Algarve 2015’ is one of the Algarve’s biggest surfing competitions and will be taking place once again this weekend (March 14-15) on Faro Island.

Organised by the Faro Surf Club, the event includes the third leg of the regional surf circuit (Circuito Regional de Surf do Sul), which qualifies under-18s for the national finals.

There will be many official categories, including under-12, under-14, under-16 and under -18 for male surfers and under-16 and under-18 for girls. There will also be Longboard and Open competitions for both boys and girls.

Anyone wishing to take part can sign up until March 12 via [email protected] Enrolment costs €20.

A novelty to the event this year is the start of a photography competition.

Anyone taking photos of the competition can take part by posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #fouroceansforumalgarve.

The photos will then be posted on Forum Algarve’s Facebook page and “the most creative” will win a Plâncton surf board.

The competition, sponsored by Forum Algarve, begins both days at 9am.