Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar January 2012; Surfing in Madeira; Surfing off Ponta do Pargo; Portugal’s real-estate market 2012; Walking holidays in undiscovered Portugal; Madeira: “a well-known walking destination”; Flights from Lyon to Funchal: April 2012;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar, January 2012

Team Quicksilver Europa are in Paul do Mar at the moment surfing in the glorious weather and tidal conditions.  The film was posted on Vimeo by Orlando Perreira one of Madeira’s top surfers.

The Team including surfers from Tahiti, Morocco, UK and the Caribbean Alain Riou (Tahiti) Ramzi Boukian (Morocco), Dimitri Ouvre (Caribbean) and Toby Doanachie (UK) have been joined by local and mainland Portugal surfing champions such as Maxime Huscenot, Vasco Ribeiro image below. and Madeira’s Orlando Perreira.

link to article: titled ‘Not easy to find paradises like this’
http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/301660/desporto/301708-nao-e-facil-encontrar-paraisos-como-este

Surfing in Paúl do Mar

From Wikipedia:

The best barreling waves

“According to surf experts Paul do Mar [2] has the best barreling waves (also known as tubular or tunnel waves) on the island. Both stand-up surfing and bodyboarding are practised at this spot. The ISA World Surf championships have been hosted on the islands which are better known to be held in areas such as Hawaii. Paul do Mar region of the island is respected throughout the surf community as it offers eight metre high waves and fantastic tubular tunnels.[3] The World Big Wave Championships 2001 was held at Paul do Mar.[4]

link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfing_in_Madeira

Surfing in Madeira

The winter months are the best time for surfing in Madeira. The summer-like weather now is a bonus for the surfers.

Surfing off Ponta do Pargo

Investment in Portugal’s real-estate market dropped in 2011

Prices may be pushed down creating a “good opportunity,” for investors

But, a decision by the government to ease century-old rent controls and the
likelihood Portuguese banks will push harder to sell repossessed properties
in 2012 may push prices down, creating a “good opportunity,” for investors
said Eric van Leuven said of broker Cushman & Wakefield Inc

Walking holidays in undiscovered Portugal

Daily Telegraph article:

“Portugal’s Atlantic islands offer yet more intriguing possibilities…”

“Madeira, the dramatic scenery of which never fails to amaze me, is a
well-known walking destination, especially the routes along those levada
water channels that criss-cross the landscape.”

link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/aito/9007528/Visit-Canada-wild-west-adventure.html

 

Flights from Lyon to Funchal: April 2012

From April 2012 the airline Aigle Azur will operate direct flights from Lyon to Funchal

images from the Diario Newspaper unless stated otherwise.

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