In a time of economic cut backs affecting all parts of Europe and EU funding being pulled back. You would hope that pointless spending on projects such as stated in the above newspaper article would be a thing of the past.
The govt on this island must really hate surfers as they have ruined so many world class waves as well documented by campaigns that have failed to save them.
The EU must stop giving money to these questionable projects that ruin waves and achieve very little in economic repayment for investment.
Here is a quote from one of Portugal's Big Wave surfers Mr Frederico Mendes >
Paul do Mar is in serious threat of dissapearing so that a few politians and business men can pocket more money from the European union. They intend to build a Sea Wall that will destroy the wave completely and have a terrble Enviromental Impact in the whole surrounding zone. Please share this facebook page > Save the Wave at Paul Do Mar with as many people as possible to create awareness and support to try and save this Gem of the Atlantic...'
The EU can be bombarded via twitter for answers on this project, pretty sure that the Germans and French would not want to see more money wasted on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic when the money is needed elsewhere! The EU twitter address is @European_Union
Please help fight against this short sighted project