Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit is an International Wave Sport Festival that’s been held at Santa Cruz beach in the municipality of Torres Vedras since 2007. The Festival is noted for its national and international events held in such diverse wave sports as surfing, bodyboarding, longboard surfing, skimboarding, surf kayaking, wave skiing, and bodysurfing.
The surf may be the epicenter of all the action, but the sand is also the stage for various activities, whether it be the different sports to try at the on-site pool, or the presence of various water-sport-related commercial spaces, such as surfing schools and the like. Also featured are shops, places to eat, and promotional spaces dedicated to the various sponsors.
This is a Festival geared towards wave sport enthusiasts, however, it is definitely family-friendly. The goal is to motivate the general public to take up outdoor sports and adopt healthy life habits.