New lighting has been inaugurated at Praia do Cabedelo, in Figueira da Foz To permit shopping and bodyboarding past sundown.
The lighting of the seashore located subsequent to the south jetty, was turned on for The primary time on 6 September between 8pm and midEvening time To Guarantee a “completely different Sort of sports activities” Based mostly on the municipality.
The set up of lighting, which represented an funding of €75,000 euros, arose from a proposal Inside the Participatory Price range of Figueira da Foz, which Did not win, however which the municipality decided To revenue from, “As a Outcome of Of good Quantity of individuals and voters”, said the mayor of Figueira da Foz, Carlos Monteiro.
In 2019, there was a pilot experiment To look at wave lighting, with A quick lived construction.
The Evening time lighting Is predicted to run till “October or November” and “On this experimental interval, We’re working with the Porto captain and with the surf affiliations and schools that function in Cabedelo, till we create a regulation”.
Later, It is going to be the Captaincy Which will give the guarantee, Counting on the circumstances of The ocean, with the system solely being turned on “upon request from surf schools or any affiliation that arises for this objective”, he defined.
The system works using distant administration And will be turned on or off at any level.
“From our perspective, This will Have an influence. It is a completely differentiating supply. I do not know, neither in Portugal nor in Europe, any shopping and bodyboarding zones with Evening time lighting”, said Carlos Monteiro, noting that This method Might Even be useful for competitions and championships, as “the time restrict Will not be so tight”.
The Evening time lighting was An factor of a requalification enterprise for The complete Cabedelo space, which included two contracts (one for €2.6 million and The completely different for €2 million).