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3 Surfers Surf School

Surf School in Ericeira, Portugal

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About

The school’s main objective is to practice surf and for such, it provides qualified trainers by the Portuguese Federation of Surf and certified sports trainers from the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth.
Seeing as the 3SURFER’S School is owned by local surfers from Ericeira, they have an extreme understanding and knowledge of the region, which will be of great use when choosing the best spot to surf, keeping in mind the weather and ocean conditions.

Lessons:

Adults

Kids

Level:
  • Kids Surf
  • Beginner Surf
  • Intermediate Surf
  • Advanced Surf
  • Private Surf
Main Surf Beach:
Praia de São Sebastião
Meet at:

Your accommodation

     
Reviews (14)
5 out of 5
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  • Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
  • After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.

Kids Surf

We offer lessons for kids, from 10 years old. Each class takes around 2 hours inside the water always with a FPS certified teacher. All equipment is included in the price (surfboard/wetsuit/shoes) All legal Insurance are included.

Beginner Surf

Our Coaches, certified by the FPS (Portuguese Surf Federation), provide all the necessary equipment with the goal of getting you Surfing in the shortest possible amount of time. You’ll gain the necessary confidence for the next step. You’ll learn the basic movements in the water, to better adapt to the new environment, as well as all the necessary safety rules.

Intermediate Surf

These lessons are for those students who wish to continue learning and perfecting the techniques learnt in the beginners’ level. At this point you’ll not only improve and perfect all the techniques you’ve learnt before, you will also learn new, more radical maneuvers, and the best section of each wave to perform those maneuvers. The aim of this level is to perfect your skills at a technical level.

Advanced Surf

In the Advanced level, we work with the assumption that the student already masters the basic Surfing techniques. At this point, we evaluate your experience and pass on our own experience to make your Surfing more balanced and consistent. We review your Surfing style through the analyses of recordings and we also help you to correct mistakes.

Private Surf

For the ones that prefer to learn faster we provide private lessons with one teacher for one student.

Surf Guide

We offer a surf guide to take you to best spots for surfing according to your level of surfing. Our surf guide will see your level of surfing and decide to where is safe for you to go and have some fun.

Prices from 01 January to 31 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Kids Surf Lessons €35 €70 €85 €120 €130
Beginner Surf Lessons €35 €70 €85 €120 €130
Intermediate Surf Lessons €35 €70 €85 €120 €130
Advanced Surf Lessons €35 €70 €85 €120 €130
Surf Guide €150 €300 €450 €600 €750

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person €75 €150 €225 €300 €375
2 People €75 €150 €225 €300 €375
3 People €75 €150 €225 €300 €375
  • We pick you up from your accommodation

14 REVIEWS
     

Marleen
Deurne, Belgium
November 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

We took surflessons by '3 surfers surfschool'. It's a small school with very helpfull instructors. They work with small groups. We had 2 instructors for 6 persons. They stay in the water to give explanation, and to push you and give feedback.
Also very clear appointments, they come to pick you up.
Very recommended!

Cillian
Dublin, Ireland
September 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

We were looked after very well and enjoyed the experience thoroughly

Emily
Lingfield, United Kingdom
September 2019
Travelled as a couple

How were the surf lessons?

     

We surfed with 3 Surfers Surf School. We booked beginner lessons over 4 days. The instructors were brilliant. Their English was crystal clear. They were very thorough and looked after us superbly.
We surfed on Ericeira Beach, this is a mix of sand and rocks, which we were a little unsure of to start, but this really wasn't an issue at all. The instructors took us to the safest areas in the sea and the wetsuit shoes really helped when walked over the rocks.

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Eleanor
London , United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

We had lessons with 3Surfers who were fantastic - small groups,high level of coaching, super friendly and reliable and made it a great experience for my kids and I.

Matthew
London, United Kingdom
July 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

I went with 3 Surfers. They were really professional, friendly and encouraging. I must admit I found surfing much tougher than expected and I didn't stand up for as long as I'd have liked. However, I learnt a lot in my three lessons and definitely caught the surfing bug. They also taught my daughter (aged 10) and she stood up on her second go! 'You're a natural'' the instructor told her. She couldn't have been happier! I

The beaches are really nice and great for surfing. However, Praia do Matadouro, where we had our lessons, was quite busy with surfing classes. I'd like to come back when it's quieter - apparently October is the best time.

Vicki
Bolton, United Kingdom
July 2019
Travelled with family
Leena
Uppl Väsby, Sweden
July 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

The 3 Surfers were great - especially Joao and Inez that took great care of the whole family. It was hard but we got up on the boards!!

Dominic
United Kingdom
June 2019
Petra Jelinková
Praga
June 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

Perfect surf school, perfect teachers and perfect equipment! Me and my kids had several lesson during our stay in Ericeira. And we all enjoyed every minute:) Teachers were very patient and kind to my kids and they did it funny for them also. If you stop in Ericeira, go to this school!

Shia Meganega
California
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

Yesterday I had a surf class with Joao and it was so much fun! The whole experience was wonderful Joao and his colleague Joaquim guided me through every step- from getting the wet suit on (which was brand new) to driving us to the beach with the best surfing conditions. Joao gave very clear and thorough safety instructions before we got in the water. He was in the water with me the entire time coaching me and providing me feedback after every single wave. I have done a surf camp before and have never had so much attention and care from an instructor. Joao and his colleagues are experienced surfers that truly care about giving you the best surf experience in Ericeira. This was the highlight of my trip and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn to surf in a professional, safe and fun atmosphere! I can't wait to come back and surf with them again

Anette Hermann
Hamburgo
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

Oi Joao e Pipio - MUITO OBRIGADA pelo sua paciência, amizade e tudo! Thank you so much guys for being such good surf teachers and for everything! You are amazing and sometimes even hillarious :)) I had a marvellous time and really do want to come back. Abraços - Anette

Sofi Cheerful
Moscovo
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

3Surfers is not just the name of cozy surf school it's the name of special atmosphere which is made by professional coaches at each lesson. The equipment is new, location and communication is very good, and the most important thing is coaches who explain everything in theory, show in practice and ready to answer all questions. And also they are very good and friendly people with excellent sense of humor!
Thank you very much!
Hope to come again...

Fiona
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
May 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

Kids had lessons with 3 Surfers. My son does not swim but instructor took great care of them both and they both loved their time learning to surf.

João Esteves
Portugal
May 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

One of the best surf school in Ericeira, you can't get best staff/coach than these 3 guys. They will provide,for sure, fun, waves, security and monitoring. Try it you will not regret.
Kikas, Pipio e João, Felicidades e Boa Sorte!
Grande Abraço

+ More Reviews

São Sebastião

Level: All Levels

in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around middle tide. A fairly popluar wave

Backdoor

Backdoor

Level: Advanced

n Ericeira is an exposed reef break that is often working. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of urchins,rocks,.

Cave

Cave

Level: Advanced

in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Coxos

Coxos

Level: Advanced

in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips and crowds.

Crazy Left

Level: Advanced

in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

Foz do Lizandro

Foz do Lizandro

Level: All Levels

Foz do Lizandro in Ericeira is an exposed river break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks are all lefts. Sometimes crowded.

Furnas

Furnas

Level: All Levels

Furnas in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The reef break provides right handers The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Limipicos

Level: All Levels

Limipicos in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Malhadinha

Level: Advanced

Malhadinha in Ericeirais a reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. There is no reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include - Localism.

Pedra Branca

Level: Advanced

Pedra Branca in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of urchins and rocks.

Pontinha

Level: Intermediate

Pontinha in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. No beach break here and there is also a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide. Beware of urchins,rocks and rips.

Praia do Norte

Level: Advanced

Praia do Norte in Ericeira is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Submerged rocks are a hazard.Localism

Praia do Peixe

Praia do Peixe

Level: All Levels

Praia do Peixe in Ericeira is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

Praia do Sul

Level: All Levels

Praia do Sul in Ericeira is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as left and right hand reef breaks. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, rocks.

Reef

Level: Advanced

Reef in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Hazards include urchins and rocks.

Ribeira dilhas

Ribeira dilhas

Level: All Levels

Ribeira D'ilhas in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

São Julião

São Julião

Level: All Levels

Sao Juliao in Ericeira is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Watch out for rocks.

São Lourenço

São Lourenço

Level: All Levels

Sao Lourencoo in Ericeira is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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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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  • Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.

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