The release of a new surfing documentary ‘Cabo Raso, The Hidden Wave’, exploring the stunning 30km Estoril coastline, will see surf fans - both beginners and experienced - flocking to the Portugal’s Atlantic coastline to put their boarding skills to the ocean. For those looking to perfect their wave breaking The Oitavos hotel and spa, located less than 2km from where the documentary was filmed, will be embracing its dramatic oceanic coastline offering guests Surfing Break packages under the guidance of renowned surfing champion and star of the recent surf documentary Ruben Gonzalez.
Leading pro-surfer and four times Portuguese National Champion and European Senior Champion - Azores EuroSurf 2013 Ruben Gonzalez is filmed in action in this documentary. Gonzalez takes on the turbulent waves of the Estoril Coast to become the first surfer to ever ride the Cabo Raso (Flat Cape) wave – uncovering what has, until now, been considered a surfing myth. After years of studying and observing the wave and how to access and surf it, Gonzalez as finally managed to gather the team and the much need financial and promotional support to show the world a new wave. This was one of the most challenging surf successes in Portuguese history due to the size of the wave and the fact that it crashes directly onto the rocky shore, making it inaccessible from the shore line.
The release of the documentary coincides with the recent surfing events in the Cascais region, including the ASP World Tour, which attracts some of the world’s best professional surfers, which once more confirms Cascais and the Estoril Coast’s position as an internationally-recognised surfing destination for professionals, amateurs and beginners alike.
Commenting on Gonzalez’s phenomenal achievement Miguel Champalimaud, General Manager of The Oitavos, states, ‘We are immensely proud to be able to support the production of this documentary along with Cascais Council, MEO, X Cult and Billabong and it is an honour to be working with such a Portuguese hero! Ruben is a surf super star and we feel privileged that he is able to dedicate some of his time to coach our guests who are interested in surfing no matter what their skill level. Being so close to Guincho beach lends itself perfectly to surf professionals and amateurs alike and we look forward to watching our guests develop their skills with Portugal’s top surfer.’
Located just 30 minutes from Lisbon city centre and the airport, The Oitavos and it’s “Surfing Break” package offers guests the chance to combine the adventure of learning to surf for the first time, with the relaxation and luxury of a two-night weekend escape.
The “Surfing Break” package has an all year rate at €1,080 for single occupancy and €1,140 for double occupancy, including:
• A two-night stay at The Oitavos in a Superior Room, with a balcony and sea vistas
• Complimentary daily buffet breakfast at Ipsylon Restaurant
• Surf Lesson for one (two hours) with Ruben Gonzalez at nearby Guincho beach where the iconic James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was set
• Complimentary wetsuit and surfboard
• Transportation from the hotel to the beach
• Two individual massages (50 minutes each) in the acclaimed Spa at The Oitavos
Rates include taxes and service. Surf lessons may be assigned to other surfing professionals subject to Ruben Gonzalez’s availability and may be transferred to other beaches in the Estoril Coast, if the sea conditions or students require it.