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Looking ahead

November’s Algarve sporting programme begins this weekend with the Portimão and Rocha Tennis Club hoping for a continuation of the good October for its annual youth tournament.

The climatic conditions will also be a major factor in the ‘Four Oceans 2009’ second European Longboard Surf Championship stage which begins with a week-long series of exciting activities in Faro on Monday. The action on the waves is scheduled for the 7th and 8th where British opening tour event winner in France and 2007 champion Ben Skinner will be hoping to repeat his domination. Bruno Charneca and Bruno Grandela are Portugal’s challengers. The third stage of the competition takes place in Estoril later in November.

The Algarve Motor Park will once more be the focus of attention next weekend for the latest round of the Spanish GT championship, while also providing the starting point for the two-day Algarve Casinos Rally a fortnight later.

Sporting action of a more unusual kind is featured in Tavira between November 6 and 8. Representatives from over 20 countries will participate in the World Indoor Cycling Championships boasting many adrenalin-boosting acrobatic disciplines.

Top class basketball is on show at the Olhos d’Água sports pavilion this Sunday from 4pm, when men’s basketball’s Portuguese Super Cup is played out between Benfica and Ovarense.