Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time to start planning for Portugal
With less than 6 months to go to the world waveski titles in Santa Cruz Portugal its time to get things sorted. Air France seem to have the cheapest flights from Australia anyway although they just went up $200 from a month ago to $2500, these are only going to go up particularly with whats happening in the middle east and oil prices. Santa Cruz gets busy around Ocean Spirit time and accommodation becomes scarce, the Hotel Praia Azul is not a bad spot to stay about 5km south of the action right on the beach about 90 euro's per night. Santa Cruz is about 1 hr drive from Lisbon airport, your going to need a vehicle, you can pick one up through economycarrentals.com starting at $30 per day. Finally you need to register, go to worldwaveski.com print out the forms, fill them in, scan them and email them back. It will cost you $275 to enter 2 divisions including the association fee, I used the paypal option which was pretty painless, remember you will also need to be affiliated with your countries national body. I almost forgot bring some money to party with as Ocean Spirit is party central.