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Amar Surf Camp

Rua Prudêncio Franco da Trindade nº1, Ericeira, Portugal

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Amar Surf Camp
Reviews (12)
4.5 out of 5

Amar is all about surfing and the relaxed lifestyle by the ocean. It’s a home for surfers and travellers alike to enjoy the chilled surf atmosphere. We are perfectly located in the center of the charming fishing village, Ericeira, and in the middle of a 6km stretch of world to class surf breaks. You will find the closest beaches and breaks only a short walk away.

You will live in our fully renovated traditional Portuguese surf villa from 1933 with a design concept combining modern simplicity with the fresh ocean breeze.

We do everything to make you feel at home here at Amar. We love to see our guests wandering around barefoot, sharing meals and stories in the garden, chilling on the sun deck or enjoying a drink at the lounge bar while watching the sunset. Step outside to find restaurants, lively bars, shopping and beaches just around the corner.

WE LOVE SURFING at Amar and want you to experience and share our passion for the waves. Our Surf Academy has a structured teaching method that combines theory with lots of hands to on coaching in the waves, video analysis and continuous feedback throughout the course. We aim to give you the best conditions to improve your surfing skills while feeling as at home and comfortable in our surfers paradise as we do. This is why we have created the most complete surf packages and coaching programs.

Location

The villa is perfectly located in Ericeira town center, with the closest beaches and all the town can offer on our doorstep. Walk outside to find restaurants, lively bars and shopping just around the corner.

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12 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Anke
Anke
Nijmegen, Netherlands
October 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great accommodation, friendly staff. Nunu was a great teacher.
Ericeira itself is a cute little town with nice cafes and the delicious pastries which Portugal is famous for were everywhere.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were a bit rocky but surf was okay. Sometimes a bit crowded due to other surf schools

Review from Vincent
Vincent
Hemishofen, Switzerland
October 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very good, comfortable and nice ambience. There was a bit sand in my wardrobe but that was the only bad thing about the hostel.
Staff and volunteers very really friendly.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surflessons with Nuno were great. He taught me many things and looked after everyone.

Review from Paulo
Paulo
St Albans, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Awesome accomodations and cheap for someone who is used to UK prices... the location of the hostel couldn't be better.. everything in walking distance

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were amazing too.. the teachers are experienced and laid back but at the same time determined to teach you as best as possible.

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Review from David
David
London, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Nice place. Everyone who worked there was really friendly and welcoming and made me feel at home straight away.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Brilliant instructors but the lessons and the water generally were a bit overcrowded on a couple of days.

Review from Ermanno
Ermanno
London, England
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The hostel is very cosy and clean, with nice garden and kitchen. Nice place to meet travellers from everywhere.
The town is small but plenty of bars and restaurants with even a nightclub.
Not far from Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais if you want to visit around, bus stop and coach station very close to the hostel.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were very good, the instructor was well prepared and kept it safe at all the time, giving advice and correcting mistakes when needed.
Beaches were nice especially S. Julião, as I prefer sandy beaches to rocky ones, not very crowded with other schools so was a nice spot to train.

Review from Vera
Vera
Berlin, Germany
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Accommodation at Amar Hostel was really nice. We had the possibility of open breakfast or to do it on our own in the big kitchen area. The bathrooms and dorms were clean and there was always someone who we could ask if needed. Ericeira is a nice place with a lot of restaurants, bars,.. everything is extremely close and everyone friendly!

How were the surf lessons?

     

Our surf lessons were nice, the teacher could see very fast who did wrong or could change things. He looked after us, also when we were a lot of people.

Review from Elisa
Elisa
Ferrara, Italy
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Superb is the exact term to describe Amar! Ericeira is a pretty and chilled town with lots of nice places to eat, exercise and have fun!

How were the surf lessons?

     

Great! Nuno was a great instructor. I would surely reccomend him.

Review from Marion
Marion
‘S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It is an amazing place with wonderfull people who spread good vibes together!! The mattress & cushions were not my favorite :)

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surflessons were very good, the instructor is very experienced, I learned a lot, my technique has improved and he took very good care of our safety. Beaches and waves are amazing!

Review from Victoire
Victoire
Paris, France
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very good location and nice outdoor place to chill
Dorms were clen

Ericeira is a cute village acessible by foot from the hostel
Full of nice cafes and surfcamp so a very laidback atmosphere

Review from Richard
Richard
London, United Kingdom
July 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation at the Amar surf academy was very good indeed. It's clean and tidy with a relaxed feel. We had a good sized quadruple room with private bath, and the room was spacious and airy. There's a private garden, a decking area with sofas for sitting out and reading in the glorious sunshine, and a bar that's open in the evening. Breakfast at 6 euros per person was good value.

Ericeira is a perfect town for a stay of a few days to a week. Plenty of bars, restaurants etc, and being an old fishing town it has plenty of character. There are also good beaches nearby to enjoy when not surfing.

How were the surf lessons?

     

We were very happy with the surf lessons. The two instructors (Nuno and Louis) were excellent. After a brief introduction to the basic moves needed to get up on the board we were straight in the water to practice the basics. The instructors paid attention to each student and gave just about the right amount of specific advice.

The surfing beaches were excellent. Just the right depth of water to allow getting onto the board relatively simple, and on the good days the waves were good for beginners such as ourselves.

Review from Maria
Maria
Celbridge, Ireland
June 2018
Travelled as a couple

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were great. Small groups - We had max 6 people in a lesson. Very attentive instruction and learned a lot that we hadn't learned back home.

The beach was different and really enjoyed the waves - Clean and powerful

Review from Bryn
Bryn
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Amar Surf House was excellent. Spotlessly clean, great facilities and friendly staff.
My room was spacious and clean, with a large bathroom for a hot shower after a surf. The surf house is right in the middle of the town within walking distance to the markets,beach, bars, and restaurants. The lodge garden was incredibly picturesque and had plenty of spaces to chill, along with facilities to wash and store wetsuits.

I fell in love with Ericeira with its little cobbled streets, narrow lanes, whitewashed houses.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Although I had surfed before, it had been awhile so I chose to start fresh and have beginner lessons. Luis was an excellent surf teacher. It had all come back to me by the first day and I was able to stand up and ride a small wave.

The beaches were excellent, just busy at times with other surf schools present

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Number of people: 42
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Babysitting
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Laundry
Massage
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Hotel bar
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Mountain biking
SUP
Surf school
Yoga
6 bed shared dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 18

Double room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Triple room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Quad room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Double room shared bathromm
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Twin room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

8 bed shared dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 8

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Lisbon International airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €80
  • Price for more than 4: €100
  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon International airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 45
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 40min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Roberto Alves

João Cardoso

Nuno Bilé

ERICEIRA was the first European surf destination to be awarded the World Surfing Reserve title in 2011. It is a celebration of Ericeira’s beautiful beaches that that include some of the best surf spots in the world. Our resident instructors are all certified and outstanding local surfers. Our teaching method that includes theory and video analysis will ensure a week of great fun and progress.

Main Surf Beach: São Julião

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Beginner Surf Lessons

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Advanced Surf Lessons

Private Surf Lessons

Yoga


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Rain

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Air Temp (°C)

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16°

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20°

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25°

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30°

SEP/OCT

25°

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Season

Best time to go depends on your level above. July, August & September are the peak tourist months.


This is where you surf Europe's best coast line and let the fun begin.There are over 12 surf breaks along the Ericeira coast, with different options for all standards. With so much choice you'll feel like a kid in a sweet shop! The area was introduced in the Stormriders Surf Guide to Europe with the heading "Enter the Heartland".

World Surf Reserve
In 2011 it was awarded the title of 'World Surf Reserve', there are only 2 other places in the world that share the title: Santa Cruz, US and Manly, Australia.

If it is your first surfing holiday to Ericeira then head straight to Foz do Lizandro and Sao Juliao beaches south of town, they are perfect beginner and intermediate surf spots. Closer to town is Praia do Sul. Another great beginner beach breaks. All best at mid tide but surfable at high and low tide also.

For Intermediates you have the reliable and safe reef break Ribeira d'Ilhas, which host the WSL World qualifying series surf championships every year. And for the more adventurous you have the world class Coxos. That's just naming a few, there are too many surf breaks to mention here!

Don't forget to explore further up the coast - 25 minutes away is Santa Cruz and an hour away is Peniche, home to the World renowned Supertubos and host of the Rip Curl Pro since 2009. 30 minutes south of Lisbon is the Cascais coast with the famous Praia do Guincho surf beach. And when north winds are blowing you can venture further south towards Carcevelos beach and the other surf spots along the Lisbon coast.

Come Surf Ericeira with us…

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