Cascais an outlying suburb of Lisbon is renowned for its punchy, consistent beach break surf. It is the ideal place for an event as it almost always has waves all year round except in the middle of summer.
It’s a welcome stop on the Women’s world tour, and provides a second solid European spot as the girls battle for the title. It could all be won here, but with the close competitiveness of the current crop of talent it is more likely to go to Hawaii.
Who to watch?
Whenever the tour gets to the business end of the year you’ve got to be looking at the title contenders to be the people to back no matter what the surf.
World Champ Carissa Moore won here last year and with her closest competitors looking to be Gilmore, Fitzgibbon and Wright again this year you’d have to back these guys to be the ones to watch.
Carissa Moore in 2013 Video:
How to watch?
The whole of the tour is broadcast live on a free webcast, just go to www.aspworldtour.com and follow the link.
Portugal is GMT +1. The event runs typically over the best three days of the holding period.