Surfpark EU


Lisbon, Portugal


Project Details: is a Lisbon-based company with a strong vision for the development of an exciting new attraction at the heart of the city. The project provides a progressive venue for beginners, enthusiasts and spectators alike. The project is designed to reach beyond traditional boundaries for leisure attractions, successfully integrate with the local community and provide a centre for education in sporting excellence. It represents a shift towards active participation in leisure and a focus on skill-based recreation.


How Did We Help:

Select Contracts’ specialized knowledge of the leisure and recreation industry allowed us to recommend attractions that will have a positive relationship with the local community whilst working to increase visitation to the area.


The Brief:

In 2013 Select Contracts was engaged to perform a market and feasibility study and conceptual design for a surf park in Lisbon.


Our Approach:

The market and feasibility study began with an in-depth analysis of the residential and visitor markets including an assessment of the socio-economic context of the area. An assessment of the competitive market allowed us to make recommendations for suitable ancillary attractions that will support the anchor surf attraction and attract a broader market demographic.


The Result:

Beyond the central component of the surf lagoon, the park will feature a range of additional components to broaden the appeal of the park and increase revenue streams, including:

  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Event Space
  • Children’s Water Park & Slides
  • Accommodation Lodge & Eco-Cabins
  • Surf School
  • Surf Equipment Rental
  • Retail Surf Shop
  • Parking