Video of the week #140


Photography: José Guerra


This is a vlog-like video that introduces three of the most emblematic Portuguese surf destinations: Nazaré, Peniche and Ericeira.

“A Quest to the West” is the first episode of a series produced by TAP Air Portugal and titled “Riding Portugal”. In the documentar, just about 26 minutes long, surfer João Kopke talks to living legends like shaper Nick Uricchio, one of the founders of the iconic Semente Surfboards.

This initial program begins in Nazaré, where the surfer host talks about the relationship between the fishermen and the surfers, then going all the way to Peniche, where we can tag along in a visit to the Fort that served as a political prison during the dictatorship in Portugal. The episode ends in Ericeira, showing how the surfboards are produced and speaking about Ericeira as a World Surfing Reserve.

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