Certification DetailsDate: 06/26/2019Evaluator: Afonso TeixeiraView Bio

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Rua Alvares
Cabedelo Beach
4935-161 Viana do Castelo

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Eurosurf Adaptive 2019
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
First European Adaptive Surfing Contest

Held from May 20 – 26, 2019, on the beach of Cabedelo, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the European Adaptive Surfing Championship (EASC) was the first European contest for elite adaptive surf athletes which also featured senior classifiers from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA).

Founded in 1989, the Surf Clube de Viana (SCV) was the first surf school in Portugal and the non-profit association now manages the High Performance Surf Centre of Viana do Castelo, which is an energy efficient venue that hosted and supported the EASC.

With a volunteer tree planting initiative, solar powered-stage, awards infusing local cultural heritage, and a carbon neutral footprint, the EASC served as a platform for surfers of all abilities to showcase their skills, stoke, and stewardship.

Sustainability Management
Section Performance - 74%
Social and Economic Impacts Management
Section Performance - 70%
Cultural Heritage Impacts Management
Section Performance - 59%
Environmental Impacts Management
Section Performance - 92%
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Commitment to a Sustainable Future

As the first adaptive surf contest in Europe, we are honored to be the world’s first STOKE Certified adaptive contest.

Utilizing STOKE’s resources and the sustainable events criteria, our team was able to add on to our already strong event agenda in a way that made EASC sustainable for our community, culture, and environment. This will be the first of many Eurosurf Adaptive contests—in looking forward, we strive to achieve the following:

  • Strengthen zero waste initiatives including adding a composting solution for food waste.
  • Continue to be as inclusive as possible and seek creative ways to infuse more of our beautiful culture and community here in Viana.

Many thanks to all of our partners, sponsors, and volunteers for making this inaugural event such an incredible experience!


Surf Clube de Viana