Hundreds greet New Year with sea swim

Hundreds greet New Year with sea swim

Ferragudo || More than 200 people braved the cold sea on New Year’s Day (January 1) at Praia do Pintadinho in Ferragudo, marking the town’s traditional ‘Banho de Mar’ event.

Organisers said this year’s sea swim celebration was “the biggest yet”, with hundreds taking the icy plunge, including Lagoa sports councillor Luís Encarnação and members of Ferragudo’s parish council.

T-shirts and hot chocolate were offered to swimmers.