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Surf SummitKnow before you go

From the 5th to the 7th of November the surf town of Ericeira will host the 3rd Surf Summit.

Attending will be a mix of people from the surf & tech world. Each participant will get a chance to Surf, Stand Up Paddle and Mountain Bike along the coastline of the famous Portuguese surf town.

The event will include an evening on the world class Ribeira D’Ilhas surf beach with a panel discussions from some of the world’s best surfers, discussing their careers and how tech plays such an important part...

We are really looking forward to bringing the Surf Summit to Ericeira. It’s going to be an amazing few days and we hope you can join us.

Full Schedule

Depart for Ericeira

You will join your assigned group for Surf, SUP or MTB

Buses back to the Vila Gale Hotel

Meet at the hotel lobby and walk to the old town square for dinner

Breakfast at Vila Gale Hotel

Bus pick up from hotel to Foz do Lizandro beach

You will join your assigned group for Surf, SUP or MTB

Lunch in restaurants on Foz do Lizandro surf beach

You will join your assigned group for Surf, SUP or MTB

Buses back to the Vila Gale Hotel

Meet at the hotel lobby and bus will take you to Ribeira D’Ilhas


Bus back to Lisbon

Featured Attendees


  • Transport from Lisbon to Ericeira and back to Lisbon.
  • 3 Activities with all equipment.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation with breakfast.
  • 1 Lunch on the Beach
  • 1 Dinner in the Old Town.
  • 1 Dinner & Night Event on the Beach.
All you need to bring is the following:

Day time: Swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, shorts, t-shirts, flip flops/sandals/thongs/flops! And for Hiking to Mountain Biking some boots and outdoor clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Wetsuits are provided for SUP and Surfing. For Yoga some comfortable clothing and runners/sneakers.

Evening time: When the sun goes down it can get cold (10 degrees) so bring a coat/jacket.
Ericeira is a beautiful surf town 35 km north west of the capital, Lisbon. It has some of waves for all standards including some of the best waves in the world, all along an 8km stretch of coastline. Read more on our Ericeira page
Centre of Lisbon, exact location to be confirmed by mid September
Buses will leave Lisbon at 12 sharp and take people to Ericeira. Please arrive at least 30 minutes earlier so you can get your ticket for the event.

Buses will arrive in Ericeira at approximately 1pm.

At 2.30pm buses will collect everyone from the Vila Gale hotel in Ericeira and take you to Foz do Lizandro surf beach. From here everyone will do one activity. This will be either Surf, SUP, MTB, Yoga or Hiking depending on the group you are assigned to.

You will be all taken back to the hotel and at 7.30pm meet in the hotel reception to walk into the old town for dinner.

Dinner will be in 5 of the best restaurants in town, all beside each other near the main square. Spaces are not allocated to a particular place so it is just first come first sit down. Your surf summit wrist band must be with you in order for you to receive entry.
Please Note: You must also get your wristband. So make sure you tell us if you can't meet in Lisbon so we can arrange to get you your wrist band in Ericeira. Email darryn@surfholidays.com

You can book a private transfer/taxi here or a car for less than €7 a day here. The drive to Ericeira takes 35 minutes outside of peak traffic times.

The buses will leave the Vila Gale hotel at 2.30pm to take people to Fiz do Lizandro beach. So either get to the hotel for the bus or get to Foz do Lizandro beach for 2.45pm.

You will see the Surfholidays/Surfsummit flags on the car park of the beach.
You will be staying in the Vila Gale Hotel, Praça dos Navegantes, 2655-320 Ericeira, Ericeira, Portugal, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean surf in Ericeira.
Breakfast will be served from 7 to 8.30

At 9am you will be collected from the hotel and taken to the beach for Activity 2 – either Surf, SUP, MTB, Yoga or Hiking depending on the group you are assigned to.

At 1pm we will take you for lunch on the beautiful Foz do Lizandro surf beach.

At 3pm Activity 2 and 3 will begin - either Surf, SUP, MTB, Yoga or Hiking depending on the group you are assigned to.

You will be taken back to the hotel after the activity and at 7.30 meet in reception and board the buses to go to Ribeira D’Ilhas (5 minutes drive), you can walk it if you have time, it’s a really nice walk through the old town and up the hill (approx. 40 minutes).

On Ribeira D’Ilhas beach we have erected a marquee for the event. You will be treated to local products from the regions and a 3 course buffet meal. At 9.30 the nights fire side talks will begin.

There will be music until 1am/2am. Buses will go from 11pm to 2am back to the hotel.
There will be one early bus at 07:30AM. The remaining buses will leave at 10am from the hotel and take you straight to the registration point for the websummit in Lisbon:  Feira Internacional de Lisboa and Meo Arena, R. Bojador, 1998-010 Santa Maria dos Olivais, Lisbon, Portugal
On the weekend just keep an eye on the hashtag #surfsummit on Twitter & Instagram. On Twitter we are surfholidays. On Instagram we are surfholidaysdotcom

We will be sending updates to you in the run up to the event as will the WebSummit team to keep you updated.
It will be 18 °C / 64°F. You will be given a 4x3 wetsuit. The water is a very nice temperature, but it is too cold to surf in shorts/bikini! You will not need hats, gloves or boots ;-)
The average temperature at the start of November is 10°C (50°F) in the early morning and night. It can reach as high as 22°C (72°F) during the day. Likelihood of rain is slim, but you never know!