The HPC is known worldwide for being a surf training center that is completely barrier free—hosting a wide range of local, national and international projects related to para surfing. The SCV has a para surfing team that has several weekly training sessions, regular training camps are conducted with international adaptive surfing teams, and SCV hosted the first European Adaptive Surfing Championship in 2019 which were STOKE Certified. Their HQ and beach pathways are all accessible with ramps, facilities, and equipment (e.g., hippocampus wheelchair, surf boards, gear, etc.) for all physical and mental disabilities. Lastly, SCV organizes specialist surf coach training courses on water safety and rescue for people with disabilities in collaboration with the Portuguese Surfing Federation and the local lifeguard association.