Taking to the skies!

By SKIP BANDELE [email protected]

The 2010 Sky Surf Pro Tour lifts off at the municipal aerodrome in Portimao next weekend, February 6 and 7.

Held in conjunction with the Portuguese Parachute Cup, this exciting spectacle involving competitors’ mid-air speeds reaching over 300km/h at 4,200 metres altitude will begin at 9am on Saturday morning with spectators welcome to attend free of charge. 2009 title holders Sky Surf Team will again attempt to out-jump the best the country has to offer- categories are judged on execution, grade of difficulty, artistic expression and style- while ‘camera flyers’ beam the action on to a ground level giant screen.  The more adventurous among the bystanders can take to the skies themselves by way of tandem jumps accompanied by national Sky Surf champion José Veras.

Meanwhile, the earth bound will be entertained by a beauty pagent featuring female ground staff between the ages of 17 and 27 resident in the borough.

‘Miss Pro Tour Portimão’ and ‘Miss Simpatia’ candidates are still able to register their interest under 966 078 343.

Further information about the event is available at