Esposende Nautical Station is another invitation for Nautical Tourism

The Portuguese Nautical Stations are the result of an initiative developed within the Ocean Forum and integrated in the Portugal Nautical project that benefits from the experience of FEDETON – Fédération Européenne de Destinations Touristiques Nautiques, the managing entity of the international network of nautical stations. The Nautical Stations are a model that presents a set of potentialities for the organizations involved and their territories, namely about the diversification of the tourist offer, combating seasonality, increased visitor spending, reference image, quality and joint promotion of tourism products at international level. For potential visitors, the network offer under the name of Nautical Stations guarantees the quality of the tourism product and the services provided.

Regulamento de utilização do cais flutuante de embarque de Esposende

Esposende Nautical Station





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Esposende Kite and Surf Spot

The natural conditions of Esposende, with approximately 18 km of Atlantic coast and two rivers, Neiva and Cávado, make it an exceptional territory for water sports activities.

The North Coast Natural Park encompasses the natural ecosystems of the ocean, rivers, and coastal and riverside areas, with high environmental quality. This fact has attracted high-quality tourism that seeks a balance between human use and respect for the environment.

Among the sports that stand out and are distinctive in Esposende are surfing and especially kitesurfing.

The Europe Surfing Destination is one of the best surf routes in the world. Starting in Ireland and finishing in Portugal, passing through the United Kingdom, France, the Basque Country, and Spain, the European Atlantic coast offers an impressive range of surf beaches, some of which are considered among the best in the world. Bundoran, South West England, Wales and Channel Islands, Brittany, San Sebastian, Ribamontan al Mar, and the Portuguese coast, including the beaches of Esposende (Ofir and Suave Mar), are must-visit locations on this route.

The Cávado estuary is a spot with great potential for water leisure activities, allowing the safe practice of various water sports such as wing foiling, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, and the consequent development of the Blue Economy. The river’s water plan, without waves and with a north-facing mouth, captures winds from this quadrant, creating conditions for learning and practicing kitesurfing almost year-round. The Atlantic waters are also excellent for kitesurfing, making it the ideal place to venture even further with your kite.

Aviso N.º Norte-40-2020-76 - +Co3so emprego – Empreendedorismo urbano

Aviso N.º 11 &13 / 2020/ GAL Costeiro litoral norte – Diversificação de atividades económicas

Embaixador - João Ribeiro

João Ribeiro is from Palmeira de Faro, Esposende, where he was born, raised and lives to this day.

In 2001, he first tried the sport at the invitation of a friend, intending to practice only in the summer. However, since he first rowed, he has never stopped. He started sports at the GCDR Gemeses, and in 2005 achieved his first international result by winning the European Youth Olympic Festival in Lignano, Italy.

From that time until today, he represents the National Team and wins medals in national and international competitions. In national championships he achieved 20 national champion titles, was 10 times national runner-up and took home 9 bronze medals. He already has 29 international representations, was World Champion in K2 500mts and runner-up in the World in K4 1000mts.

We are proud to have this inspiring athlete from our municipality as an ambassador for the Esposende Nautical Station.

Estação Náutica de Esposende - Formulário de adesão

Este formulário destina-se às organizações públicas, privadas ou associativas que desejem manifestar a intenção de aderir à Estação Náutica de Esposende.

As intenções de adesão à Estação Náutica de Esposende manifestadas por quaisquer entidades públicas, privadas ou associativas só serão consideradas efetivas após a subscrição do Acordo de Cooperação.

A adesão é gratuita.

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