In nowadays surfing’s popularity is huge and everyone or every city can build a wave pool and claim the Surf City title. 

Surf City Lisbon aired plans recently for a wave pool in Seixal, just across the Tagus River from downtown Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. The company exploring the project, said the goal is to create a unique and exclusive urban center around the theme of surfing. The project will meet Portugal’s Agenda 2030 – a doctrine of 17 sustainable development goals as well as Sustainable Urban and Tourism Investment qualifications.

The surf park will be powered by Endless Surf wave pool technology and aims to position Portugal as a major player in the artificial wave generation game. The area is easily accessible and close to the largest beach in the Lisbon metropolitan area, but will have 700 homes associated, an urban park for leisure and outdoor sports activities.

The surf park itself will be equipped with a variety of facilities such as surf schools, high-performance training centers, a hotel, a beach club, a medical center, shops, cultural spaces, leisure areas, restaurants and pubs.

“It represents a historical milestone in the development of surfing in Portugal, solidifying the country as an excellent destination for lovers of this exciting sport,” you can read on their website. “With the main objective of creating a unique and vibrant environment for residents and visitors, the project will offer an incomparable surfing experience through the generation of artificial waves, complementing the opportunities offered by natural waves.”

Now, Portuguese readers, who’s keen for this?