A Day at the Beach Finally made it to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean today. Warm, sunny, humid. On December 1, 1947 in this community of Matosinhos, four trawlers sank, killing 152 fishermen. This statue commemorates the tragedy. Although tourism is taking over, fishing is a significant part of the economy, with many fresh fish restaurants attached to the shoreline. Surfing, eating, what more could you want on a sunny day.