About Us


A Surfrider Foundation Ericeira é um capítulo da Surfrider Europe em regime de voluntariado.

É uma colectiva associada de surfistas entusiastas que partilham os mesmos objectivos: proteger o meio ambiente local e fomentar o crescimento sustentável através da educação e de acção positiva. A organização pretende proteger os incríveis recursos da costa da Ericeira, a que tão frequentemente não damos o devido valor.

A Surfrider Foundation Ericeira é uma organização sem fins lucrativos sediada na Ericeira, Portugal, que se dedica à proteção e fruição dos oceanos, ondas e praias do mundo através da conservação, do activismo, da investigação e da educação.

Our Mission

A missão da Surfrider é sensibilizar as pessoas e uni-las em torno da ideia de conservar a Ericeira como um dos últimos paraísos na Terra. A Surfrider procura construir uma ponte para novas ideias e para um crescimento sustentável que beneficie todos os membros da comunidade da Ericeira, tanto visitantes como residentes.

C

Conservation - Conservação através de esforços como a utilização de sacos de areia, proteção das dunas e monitorização das águas.

A

Activism - Activismo através do lobbying, envio de cartas à comunidade e protestos pacíficos.

R

Research - Investigação de novos produtos alternativos aos poluentes, análise dos resultados dos testes às águas e investigação dos efeitos e da forma como a construção nas zonas costeiras afecta os ecossistemas e as cadeias alimentares locais.

E

Education - Educação através de programas escolares, material promocional e novos produtos de mercado.

Our Staff

While each of our staff members have a job outside of Surfrider, we take our jobs very seriously as keepers of one of Portugal’s greatest treasures. We love the Ericeira community and surfing. With the combined help of our staff, representatives, members and volunteers like you, we can help combat pollution of Ericeira’s beaches and waters.

Click through each of the sections below to learn more about the staff and representatives that make up Surfrider. If you have a beach issue you would like to report, find a representative for the beach you are referring to and let them know what’s going on with the contact information provided.

  • Richard O'Sullivan
  • Responsible
  • Richard O’Sullivan studied Business Information Systems at the University of West England and like most staff at Surfrider, does a little bit of everything in the Ericeira community. He’s a project manager, operations director, personal trainer and surf coach. Richard loves all things surfing and is passionate about keeping the water he surfs in clean. His favorite surf spots are São Lourenço, Pedra Branca, and Ribeira d'Ilhas.
  • Gonçalo Osario
  • Co-Responsible
  • Gonçalo Osario is known for being incredibly creative, and has done all kinds of work ranging from jewelry making to film directing and production. He loves to surf, skate and dabbles in photography as well. His favorite surf spot in Ericeira is a secret, but you can sometimes catch him at Ribeira d'Ilhas.
  • Bruno Andrade
  • Treasurer
  • Bruno opened his own business and became manager of Ericeira’s own Amar Hostel and Suites. Bruno loves to surf at popular areas such as São Julião and Pedra Branca.
  • Hugo Pereira Rocha
  • Secretary
  • Hugo studied Urban and Environmental Law and worked as a lawyer for some time before moving on to become a writer. He currently writes for Surf Portugal and recently released his second novel titled “In the End,” with action that unfolds in Ericeira.
  • Bruno Lisboa
  • Volunteer Services Head
  • Bruno was born in the heart of Portugal, Lisboa, and studied journalism. Today he works as a logistics officer for Despomar, a local sports shop in Ericeira. He can usually be found at his favorite surf spots of São Julião and Pedra Branca.
  • Davide Troiani
  • Administrator
  • Davide is Surfrider’s resident tech geek. He has a background in Computer Science and works as an IT Supervisor in his dayjob. When he’s not at work or surfing, he loves to work on his 1985 Volkswagen Caravelle. His top surf spot is Ribeira d’Illhas.
  • João Pedro Gomes
  • Webmaster
  • João Pedro is a software engineer who embraces Surfrider project since the end of 2015. His main activities in Surfrider are website maintenance. His major concerns are water/beach polution, so in every surf session, unfortunately, there is always a piece of garbage to be picked up and putted in his place. His favorite breaks are S. Sebastião and S. Lourenço.

Beach Representatives help identify local problems at the beaches. They are the first point of contact for the general public or local people. When a problem is found or reported to them, they take it back to Surfrider’s core leadership. Beach representatives can also offer information on how to volunteer or become a member of Surfrider.

Calada/São Lourenço

  • Name: Pedro Gois
  • Telephone: 935528862
  • Email: pgois@live.com
  • Name: Andrea
  • Telephone: 913301274
  • Email: su_eta_gar@gmail.com

Coxos

  • Name: Filipe Henriques “Rastef”
  • Telephone: 914752219
  • Email:
  • Name: Diogo Sarmento VZ
  • Telephone: 917631152
  • Email: diogo@despomar.com

Ribeira d’Illhas

  • Name: José Pyraitt
  • Telephone: 918584280
  • Email: pyrraitsurf@hotmail.com
  • Name: Necko Pyrrait
  • Telephone: 910327903
  • Email: neckopadareko@hotmail.com
  • Name: Joao Tanga
  • Telephone:
  • Email:

Empa

  • Name: Tomas Fernandes
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Name: Pedro Jacob
  • Telephone: 912122700
  • Email: pjacobprod@gmail.com

Matadouro/São Sebastião

  • Name: Papu
  • Telephone: 916706626
  • Email:
  • Name: Steve
  • Telephone:
  • Email: dorsethatter@hotmail.com

Praia Norte

  • Name: Mig
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Name: Diogo Bsheep
  • Telephone: 916706626
  • Email:
  • Name: Vasco Dias
  • Telephone:
  • Email: vasco@xxssurf.pt

Pescadores

  • Name: Alexandre Barata “Xana”
  • Telephone: 918415970
  • Email:
  • Name: Samuel
  • Telephone:
  • Email:

Praia Sul

  • Name: Ricardo Lopes “Pastel”
  • Telephone: 962726900
  • Email:

São Julião

  • Name: Bruno Lisboa
  • Telephone: 966736320
  • Email:
  • Name: José Antonio Vicente
  • Telephone: 917043110
  • Email:

 

Volunteers are the backbone of what Surfrider represents. Their giving spirit and willingness to work for the betterment of the community are essential to Surfrider carrying out its mission. Give back to Ericeira by becoming a member today!

Volunteer

Os nossos parceiros

A Surfrider trabalha em conjunto com uma série de grupos diferentes da comunidade da Ericeira para alcançar a sua missão. Sem a sua ajuda, a proteção das zonas costeiras locais seria certamente uma tarefa mais dura.

A Junta de Freguesia da Ericeira concedeu à Surfrider Ericeira a autorização necessária para ser activa na comunidade. Também presta apoio através de algum financiamento e cobrando impostos.

A Coastwatch Portugal é um dos parceiros oficiais da Surfrider e presta apoio directo através de investigação, combate à erosão costeira e trabalho estatístico na zona.

A Surfrider também trabalha com diversos patrocinadores, que podem ser encontrados na seguinte lista:

  • Camera Municipal de Mafra
  • Cligeral LDA
  • Amar Hostel
  • AKI
  • Restaurante Riviera
  • Restaurante Tik Tak
  • Restaurante Prim

Sustainable Surfing

Though the action of riding a wave is environmentally friendly, there are ways the lifestyle and industry associated with it can be improved to have less negative impact on the environment. Here are some of Surfrider’s quick tips to surfing sustainably.

  • Purchase your equipment from companies that localize production. Despite how well a product may be made by a certain brand, the petroleum involved in transport can pose a significant threat to the health of the environment.
  • Choose to purchase from brands who place emphasis on using materials that are good for the environment. Manufacturers can reduce the toxicity of surfboard and wetsuit production by using alternative materials instead. By opting to support companies that do with your purchase, you help spur a small amount of change in the industry.
  • Shop locally from retailers who deal with waste and energy use responsibly. It’s great if a surfing business carries great products, but if it’s reckless in how it disposes of the waste that comes with those materials, you’re just contributing to more toxic waste from the surfing industry.
  • Seek out more ways to create less waste on your own. Be as wary of the impact you have on the environment as you can.

By following these tips, you can help make sure the waters you choose to surf in are clean and healthy for you, your friends and the rest of the surfing community.

Sobre nós – A Surfrider Foundation Ericeira é um capítulo da Surfrider Europe em regime de voluntariado.

É uma colectiva associada de surfistas entusiastas que partilham os mesmos objectivos: proteger o meio ambiente local e fomentar o crescimento sustentável através da educação e de acção positiva. A organização pretende proteger os incríveis recursos da costa da Ericeira, a que tão frequentemente não damos o devido valor.

A Surfrider Foundation Ericeira é uma organização sem fins lucrativos sediada na Ericeira, Portugal, que se dedica à proteção e fruição dos oceanos, ondas e praias do mundo através da conservação, do activismo, da investigação e da educação.

C

Conservation - Conservação através de esforços como a utilização de sacos de areia, proteção das dunas e monitorização das águas.

A

Activism - Activismo através do lobbying, envio de cartas à comunidade e protestos pacíficos.

R

Research - Investigação de novos produtos alternativos aos poluentes, análise dos resultados dos testes às águas e investigação dos efeitos e da forma como a construção nas zonas costeiras afecta os ecossistemas e as cadeias alimentares locais.

E

Education - Educação através de programas escolares, material promocional e novos produtos de mercado.

Our Mission

A missão da Surfrider é sensibilizar as pessoas e uni-las em torno da ideia de conservar a Ericeira como um dos últimos paraísos na Terra. A Surfrider procura construir uma ponte para novas ideias e para um crescimento sustentável que beneficie todos os membros da comunidade da Ericeira, tanto visitantes como residentes.

While each of our staff members have a job outside of Surfrider, we take our jobs very seriously as keepers of one of Portugal’s greatest treasures. We love the Ericeira community and surfing. With the combined help of our staff, representatives and members and volunteers like you, we can help combat pollution of Ericeira’s beaches and waters.

Click through each of the sections below to learn more about the staff and representatives that make up Surfrider. If you have a beach issue you would like to report, find a representative for the beach you are referring to and let them know what’s going on with the contact information provided.

Core Members

Richard O'Sullivan - Responsible

Richard O’Sullivan studied Business Information Systems at the University of West England and like most staff at Surfrider, does a little bit of everything in the Ericeira community. He’s a project manager, operations director, personal trainer and surf coach. Richard loves all things surfing and is passionate about keeping the water he surfs in clean. His favorite surf spots are São Lourenço, Pedra Branca, and Ribeira d'Ilhas.

Gonçalo Osario - Co- Responsible

Gonçalo Osario is known for being incredibly creative, and has done all kinds of work ranging from jewelry making to film directing and production. He loves to surf, skate and dabbles in photography as well. His favorite surf spot in Ericeira is a secret, but you can sometimes catch him at Ribeira d'Ilhas.

Bruno Andrade - Treasurer

Bruno opened his own business and became manager of Ericeira’s own Amar Hostel and Suites. Bruno loves to surf at popular areas such as Sao Juliao and Pedra Branca.

Hugo Pereira Rocha - Secretary

Hugo studied Urban and Environmental Law and worked as a lawyer for some time before moving on to become a writer. He currently writes for Surf Portugal and recently released his second novel titled “In the End,” with action that unfolds in Ericeira.

Bruno Lisboa - Volunteer Services Head

Bruno was born in the heart of Portugal, Lisboa, and studied journalism. Today he works as a logistics officer for Despomar, a local sports shop in Ericeira. He can usually be found at his favorite surf spots of São Julião and Pedra Branca.

Davide Troiani - Administrator

Davide is Surfrider’s resident tech geek. He has a background in Computer Science and works as an IT Supervisor in his dayjob. When he’s not at work or surfing, he loves to work on his 1985 Volkswagen Caravelle. His top surf spot is Ribeira d’Illhas.

João Pedro Gomes - Webmaster

João Pedro is a software engineer who embraces Surfrider project since the end of 2015. His main activities in Surfrider are website maintenance. His major concerns are water/beach polution, so in every surf session, unfortunatly, there is always a piece of garbage to be picked up and putted in his place. His favorite breaks are S. Sebastião and S. Lourenço.

Representatives

Beach Representatives help identify local problems at the beaches. They are the first point of contact for the general public or local people. When a problem is found or reported to them, they take it back to Surfrider’s core leadership. Beach representatives can also offer information on how to volunteer or become a member of Surfrider.

Calada/São Lourenço

  • Name: Pedro Gois
  • Telephone: 935528862
  • Email: pgois@live.com
  • Name: Andrea
  • Telephone: 913301274
  • Email: su_eta_gar@gmail.com

Coxos

  • Name: Filipe Henriques “Rastef”
  • Telephone: 914752219
  • Email:
  • Name: Diogo Sarmento VZ
  • Telephone: 917631152
  • Email: diogo@despomar.com

Ribeira d’Illhas

  • Name: José Pyraitt
  • Telephone: 918584280
  • Email: pyrraitsurf@hotmail.com
  • Name: Necko Pyrrait
  • Telephone: 910327903
  • Email: neckopadareko@hotmail.com
  • Name: Joao Tanga
  • Telephone:
  • Email:

Empa

  • Name: Tomas Fernandes
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Name: Pedro Jacob
  • Telephone: 912122700
  • Email: pjacobprod@gmail.com

Matadouro/São Sebastião

  • Name: Papu
  • Telephone: 916706626
  • Email:
  • Name: Steve
  • Telephone:
  • Email: dorsethatter@hotmail.com

Praia Norte

  • Name: Mig
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Name: Diogo Bsheep
  • Telephone: 916706626
  • Email:
  • Name: Vasco Dias
  • Telephone:
  • Email: vasco@xxssurf.pt

Pescadores

  • Name: Alexandre Barata “Xana”
  • Telephone: 918415970
  • Email:
  • Name: Samuel
  • Telephone:
  • Email:

Praia Sul

  • Name: Ricardo Lopes “Pastel”
  • Telephone: 962726900
  • Email:

São Julião

  • Name: Bruno Lisboa
  • Telephone: 966736320
  • Email:
  • Name: José Antonio Vicente
  • Telephone: 917043110
  • Email:

 

A Surfrider trabalha em conjunto com uma série de grupos diferentes da comunidade da Ericeira para alcançar a sua missão. Sem a sua ajuda, a proteção das zonas costeiras locais seria certamente uma tarefa mais dura.

A Junta de Freguesia da Ericeira concedeu à Surfrider Ericeira a autorização necessária para ser activa na comunidade. Também presta apoio através de algum financiamento e cobrando impostos.

A Coastwatch Portugal é um dos parceiros oficiais da Surfrider e presta apoio directo através de investigação, combate à erosão costeira e trabalho estatístico na zona.

A Surfrider também trabalha com diversos patrocinadores, que podem ser encontrados na seguinte lista:

  • Camera Municipal de Mafra
  • Patagonia
  • Cligeral LDA
  • Amar Hostel
  • AKI
  • Restaurante Riviera
  • Restaurante Tik Tak
  • Restaurante Prim

Sustainable Surfing

Though the action of riding a wave is environmentally friendly, there are ways the lifestyle and industry associated with it can be improved to have less negative impact on the environment. Here are some of Surfrider’s quick tips to surfing sustainably.

  • Purchase your equipment from companies that localize production. Despite how well a product may be made by a certain brand, the petroleum involved in transport can pose a significant threat to the health of the environment.
  • Choose to purchase from brands who place emphasis on using materials that are good for the environment. Manufacturers can reduce the toxicity of surfboard and wetsuit production by using alternative materials instead. By opting to support companies that do with your purchase, you help spur a small amount of change in the industry.
  • Shop locally from retailers who deal with waste and energy use responsibly. It’s great if a surfing business carries great products, but if it’s reckless in how it disposes of the waste that comes with those materials, you’re just contributing to more toxic waste from the surfing industry.
  • Seek out more ways to create less waste on your own. Be as wary of the impact you have on the environment as you can.

By following these tips, you can help make sure the waters you choose to surf in are clean and healthy for you, your friends and the rest of the surfing community.