Everything is set for the start of the 2019 MEO Surf League, the main Surfing competition in Portugal, which finds national champions and awards a prize of 100 thousand Euros per year. With the news of returning to the Algarve, the MEO Surf League covers the whole of Portugal from North to South. The first of 5 stages of the MEO Surf 2019 League is the Allianz Ericeira Pro on March 1st-3rd at Ribeira d'Ilhas Beach in Ericeira.
Boosting the commitment of the best national surfers to society, the MEO Surf League has consolidated its footprint in the field of sustainability. As well as beach cleaning already promoted by the Altice Foundation - the only operation of this kind carried out in a concerted way at a national level and that in 2018 removed more than one ton of plastic from the beaches, involving a total of more than 900 people - there are also new initiatives: this year the Altice Foundation will reward the entity/surfer with the most active participation during this activity and the winners trophies will be made from what is collected from the beaches.
Francisco Rodrigues - President of the National Association of Surfers: "We have a full year ahead. On the one hand we have reinforced our coverage of Portugal with the return to the Algarve. On the other hand, our commitment to society is ever deeper. We want not only to provide a platform of competition par excellence, but also for surfing to be a core element of socio-economic development. Environment, biodiversity, healthy living, education, side activities to surfing ... All important domains. All together make MEO Surf 2019 League and Surf in Portugal much more than competitions."
João Epifânio, Altice Portugal's Chief Sales Officer/B2C: "For Altice Portugal, we are proud to continue to be associated with the National Association of Surfers, a top institution in Portuguese surfing, and an event of such great importance and relevance in the area of surfing and national sports such as the MEO Surf League, since this is the commitment we have made with numerous other sports in Portugal. We believe that technology must also be at the service of sport, and that is why this year MEO's commitment is to create an interactive TV app, a tool we consider fundamental in the support and promotion of surfing and that will take this sport to the homes of millions of Portuguese viewers."
Finally, on television, all stages can be watched live in the exclusive MEO interactive app, available at position 810 on the channel grid. This app will be free for customers with MEO Box (ADSL and Fiber), and will allow MEO customers to watch the entire League from the comfort of their homes.
The 2019 MEO Surf League is an event organized by the National Association of Surfers and Fire!, sponsored by MEO and passing through Ericeira, Figueira da Foz, Porto, the Algarve and Cascais.
Calendar for the 2019 MEO Surf League:
- 1st stage - 1st-3rd March - Allianz Ericeira Pro
- 2nd stage - March 29th to 31st - Allianz Figueira Pro
- 3rd stage - 17th to 19th May - Renault Porto Pro
- 4th stage - 21st to 23rd June - Allianz Algarve Pro
- 5th stage - 3rd to 5th October - Good Snack Cascais Pro