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Ericeira Surf Camp

Rua Doutor Eduardo Burnay 28 2655-370 Ericeira, Portugal, Ericeira, Portugal
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Ericeira Surf Camp
Reviews (5)
4.5 out of 5

Ericeira Surf Camp is nested in the heart of Ericeira, a beautiful surfing/fishing village looking out to the Atlantic. It is famous for its beaches, excellent seafood, constant swells, and weekend parties during the summers. It is also known, as one of the four World Surfing Reserves. There are 20 world to class spots within a short drive.

Our hostel has 12 rooms. 9 rooms with private bathrooms, 3 rooms with shared bathrooms and a small chill out terrace on the top. It has a lounge area with cable tv, surf movies, books, board games, and computers. We also offer free Wi to Fi. Our facilities provide a

Location

Located 40 km north of the country’s capital city, Lisbon, our surf camp, is also 10 minutes drive from the Mafra National Palace and 30 minutes drive from the World Heritage village of Sintra. It is placed within 2 minutes walk to the beach and just around the corner there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.

The Surf Camp is located in the center of the village of Ericeira

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Claire
Claire
London, United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The room and the hostel were perfect and even better than I expected. The location is right in the centre of town which made it a very convenient spot to get to the beach, go out for dinner, to relax, shop, get back easily from nights out. Everything. The room that I had - a private double was bright and sunny and well kept.

The restaurants that we tried all served delicious, healthy, fresh food and I particularly liked that they serve cheese with the bread without even asking.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I had 4 lessons. I particalurly enjoyed my lesson with Nuno as I got up on the board and rode quite a few waves. I was using a paddle board to grow my confidence in popping up which really helped. However as the paddle board is meant for standing on my hands suffered a bit with the top layer of skin rubbing off (Itried very hard ;o)) so I would recommend maybe a spare pair of gloves that people that use the paddle board could use.

I loved the sandy beach break that Nuno took us too as I'm a little afraid of hitting rocks due to a previous experience. However, Matadouro was good when the tide was in as you don't notice the rocks so much but once it starts going out I noticed my ability to stay on the board go down as I saw the rocks less than a foot beneath my board. It was also quite busy with lots of students from other surf schools that don't necessarily keep the 'carousel' in mind and so sometimes you feel that you may get hit with another board. Lily was very good at telling the other instructors to look after their own classes.

Review from Hamish
Hamish
United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Clean and has very friendly staff. Only downside is the lack of cooking facilities.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Instructors are enthusiatic and friendly. They are ken to progress you aswell if you can move up a class.

Review from Maciej
Maciej
Poland
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Always very clean and staff was very accomodating


How were the surf lessons?

     

Instructors were great, in the end of beginner course they stopped pushing you and started lettin you catch your own waves

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Review from Kevin
Kevin
Wa, Ireland
July 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very nice and extremely friendly with both staff and people staying. Family vibe to it

Very nice area, really good restaurants and beautiful beaches. We traveled as a young couple and it was lovely.

It is place to chill out and relax with very little to do. Relatively inexpensive.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I took a one to one with Nuno the owner and it was amazing. I tried to book another but they couldnt provide which i was disappointed about.

The group surf lessons were very generic with the instructors although pushing you off and giving you instruction, theywere not trying to progress the surfers to the green waves. At times the entire group of surfers were annoyed that after a number of lessons we were still continuously being told keep in line and wait to be pushed after a few days when most of the surfers could catch whitewater on their own.

Overall thought i got to green wave standard so i cant complain

Beaches were nice and not crowded however i was surprised with lack of surfboard rental facilities on the beach.

Review from Devan
Devan
Opfikon, Switzerland
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

No complaints, Clean, simple, nothing missing, nice location, close to everything


How were the surf lessons?

     

Yes, yes and yes!

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Number of people: 36
24-Hour reception
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Gift shop
Laundry
Massage
Roof top terrace
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
Breakfast (included)
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Mini golf
Mountain biking
Skateboard hire
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Additional Fees:

How can rent gear from us and you can book some other things you want to do during your stay
Double Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Privet room with double bad
Privet bathroom

Twin Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private Room with 2 single Bed
Private WC

2 Beds Shared Room Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

This type of room is for two people with a shared bathroom in the hall.
You have two single beds.

Family room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

This is a family room with 2 beds, one Double bed and one single bed
Private bathroom only for the room

4 Beds Share Dorm Private WC
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Share room for max 4 people
Privet bathroom for the room

3 Beds Shared Room Shared WC
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

This room is a room with 3 beds with share bathroom

6 Beds Share Room Private WC
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

Share room for max 6 people
Privet bathroom only for the room

2 Beds Dorm Shared Bathroom
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

This is a room with 2 single beds
The bathroom is shared in the hall

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 and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €70
  • Price for more than 4: €140
  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 45
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30
  • - 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

Nuno Gonçalves

Brafna Garcia Rosado

Liliana MArques

Ericeira is the second Word Surfing Reserve in the world and the first in Europe. Portugal is the California of Europe, with some of the best waves of Europe and Ericeira is one of the best place in portugal to surf with all kind of waves for all kind of levels of surf since beginner until pro, so is one of the best plave to come and enjoy surf

Main Surf Beach: Praia do Matadouro and São Julião

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

As a beginner, our surf program will focus on the basics of surf as well as the jump to be independent and creative with the waves. We’ll teach you how to handle a board in water, position yourself in the sea and how to lie down, paddle and stand once you catch a wave.We will also teach how to read the conditions of the sea.
Max KIDS per lesson are 4 per instructor.
Duration +/- 2:00
we pick up

Beginner Surf Lessons

As a beginner, our surf program will focus on the basics of surf as well as the jump to be independent and creative with the waves. We’ll teach you how to handle a board in water, position yourself in the sea and how to lie down, paddle and stand once you catch a wave.We will also teach how to read the conditions of the sea.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

As an Intermediate, our surf program will focus on the basics of surf as well as the jump to be independent and creative with the waves. We’ll teach you how to handle a board in water, position yourself in the sea and how to lie down, paddle and stand once you catch a wave.We will also teach how to read the conditions of the sea.

Advanced Surf Lessons

The advanced program is intended for surfers who are able to catch waves and that dominate the board. With the advanced program, you’ll learn the essence of surfing to progress a step forward. The key for high performance is the capacity of generating speed while riding the wave. This will be taught at our school, as well as, how to adapt your surfing style to the features of each wave.


Private Surf Lessons

The privet surf lesson are something really god when you want to develop your skills fast and with the max attention on you, the instructor will take for the lesson and pass all the knowledge you need to develop your surf in a short period of time, like a boost for your surf ;)

Surf Guide

We take you to surf with one of our instructors and we pass you all the knowledge about the surf spots we have here around :)

Yoga

we offer yoga lesson if you book that, is only ask for someone of our staff to book that.

SUP Lessons

we offer a nice experience with SUP, in the sea or in the river on the beach ;)


Coxos

Coxos

Level: Advanced

Set in a landscape that remains intact since first surfed in the early 70s, the wave of Coxos is the one that best symbolises the spirit of the local surfers and the values ??by which the world surf reserve is governed: protection and sustainability.

Formed by a reef that features a smooth slope, Bay of Two Brothers offers a classic configuration pointbreak, with the surf line along the contour of the coast from start to finish. It is a powerful wave, with different sections and which operates with various waving directions, and in ideal conditions provides barrels rides of several seconds in duration. The special nature of this wave was the initial spark that triggered the process of applying for World Surfing Reserve.

Wave Type: Right Long and powerful, with several tubular sections
Base type: Reef
Tide: low tide to half tide flood or ebb
Wind conditions: any but ideal conditions with O / NO Wind Conditions: SE NE
Consistency: 4/5
Surf angle: 40 surf Line
Length: 150 to 300 meters
Height of the waves: 0.5 to 3.0 meters
Level: 6 to surfers ability to complete with the 7 control maneuvers and be at ease under water in powerful waves of at least 2 meters.

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

16°

MAR/APR

20°

MAY/JUN

25°

JUL/AUG

30°

SEP/OCT

25°

NOV/DEC

18°

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…

PAYMENT

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