Photography: Sérgio Oliveira


As it is unanimous, the coastal miracle that currently bears the seal of Ericeira World Surfing Reserve welcomes waves of unique quality and for all tastes.

Whether right or left, more suited to surfers or bodyboarders, there are always one or more spots that delight practitioners, be them anonymous or elite competitors.

An exceptional athlete who was seen a lot by our lineups before the Covid-19 pandemic is Pierre-Louis Costes, also known as PLC. Of French origin, the two-time Bodyboarding world champion (crowned in 2011 and 2016) based in Portugal, appears here upside down, challenging the laws of gravity at Empa beach with mastery and grace.

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