Kite surf

Cabanas de Tavira will have the first beach in Portugal for kite surfing.

The new project will cover an area of 300 metres of sand near the Ria Formosa and is due to be open in June. The kite surfing area is being especially created in order to resolve the safety issues which led to the sport being banned last summer by the maritime authorities.

Kite surfing instructor Sandra Santos said: “It will be an exceptional area to learn and develop the sport, with proper equipment and especially trained lifeguards to assist surfers.”