Surf & Paddleboard Experience

From £496 pp

Lisbon, Portugal , Ericeira

8 days

Small Group up to 5 People

Surf & Paddleboard Experience

From £496 pp

What You'll Do

Hit the water in two completely different ways of this 7 night surf & SUP (stand up paddleboard) holiday in the town of Ericeira, Portugal; the location promises great surfing conditions and you can choose to take your chilled SUP lessons in the ocean or river all while staying at sociable surf camp.

Spend 7 nights on this surf holiday and SUP (stand up paddleboard) experience in the beautifully preserved beach side town of Ericeira, with miles of beaches to explore and world class tuition at this incredibly social surf camp in sunny Portugal.

Perfect for absolute beginners to intermediate surfers, the knowledgeable instructors will have you gaining confidence, standing on your board or tackling green waves within just a few days. Keeping learning groups small, there is plenty of focus on every student so they get the tuition they need.

The same applies to SUP, all levels are welcome for a chilled out way to hit the water. SUP lessons can take place in either the ocean or a local river and if you feel up for it, why not try out SUP & yoga during a taster lesson? An excellent way to improve core strength and balance to help with your surfing.

You can use your free time to get more practice in or try your hand at something new, such as yoga – just be sure to make the most of all this gorgeous area has to offer during your surfing holiday in this stunning corner of Portugal.

This well loved surf camp is actually a converted traditional Portuguese house that has been renovated to offer comfortable accommodation close to great amenities. Along with plenty of public and private places for you to relax in, it is also a perfect social platform. Feel free to use the BBQ and cook up dinner with new friends, grab a book and hide in a hammock, or nap on a sun lounger after a day in the water.



Accommodation within a 10-minute walk of beaches and nightlife.

Plenty of opportunities to add extra activities during the holiday.

Easy to reach as only a 30-minute drive from Lisbon airport.

Your Local Host:

Susie & team

Susie and her team of local instructors love their home of Ericeira, often dubbed Europe’s surf Mecca, and will ensure you come away not only with great memories of surfing, but also make the most of your free time and see what’s on offer.

Each member of the team comes with their own certifications and unique experiences, so t Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival & Accommodation

– Check in from 16:00, although some choose to arrive earlier
– There is a luggage storage room just in case your room is not ready and you would like to relax until check in
– On your arrival day, you can meet the others, and learn about your schedules, house rules, and nearby shops, beaches, and restaurants


This excellent Portuguese surf camp is located just a mere 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport in the lively town of Ericeira, where in under 10 minutes you can be on the beach, trying out a new restaurant, or loading up on great food at the local supermarket.

The surf camp accommodation offers a variety of rooms to work with your personal needs, whether it be a single or double for those who would like more privacy, or dorm rooms of up to 5 for those who like to engage in a more social atmosphere. The communal kitchen, BBQ, lounge areas, gardens and hammocks outdoors also offer plenty of space to unwind and enjoy socialising into the night.

– The accommodation is set in a traditional Portuguese house which has been converted into the ultimate surf camp
– The camp has dorms, triple and double/twin rooms; dorms sharing with up to 5 and all options with shared bathrooms
– The house has 5 bathrooms and showers, each of which are cleaned daily
– House keys given upon arrival along with lockers and padlocks for guests
– Prices are based on shared rooms and bathrooms but you can upgrade to a private bedroom or an additional supplement if you wish
– Fully equipped kitchen and dining room with tea, coffee and water available throughout the day
– TV room, mini library, and places to relax both outside and in, along with sunbeds, hammocks, a garden and BBQ
– Pool table inside, and foosball table outside
– WiFi throughout
– Less than a 10 minute walk to beaches and the town
– Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and the school will do their utmost to accommodate your requirements for your breakfasts

dorm room in surf house

Surf & SUP

– These days you will get up, have some breakfast, and hit the beach!
– You will be put into groups according to your level, and get the opportunity to watch yourself improve daily and fall in love with the sport
– After the surfing you have free time to spend the day as you choose
Please note that your 2 SUP lessons (around 2 hours per lesson) will be scheduled around your surf lessons


double bedroom in surf house

Free Time

– Today is your free day to do as you wish
– Your hosts provide some options for you, so you can rent some equipment and hit the water, or perhaps go on a cultural excursion nearby.
– Why not add on an extra surf lesson? Or if there are things you wanted to check out in the area, use this day to explore

What can I do in my free time?
– Ericeira is alive with people, street fairs, lovely shops and boasts a great variety of bistros, cafes and terraces
– You can also take advantage of the arts, culture, and many festivals that take place throughout the year
– Evening starts slow, with plenty restaurants serving dinner until late, pubs, bars, folk parties and even a club open until 6am in the summer
– Farmers’ markets run daily
– In your free time, try out some other water sports in the area or practice your surfing


double bedroom in surf house


– You’re asked to check out by 11am, however feel free to store your luggage, use all common areas such as the kitchen, TV room, and outdoors, until your departure


Location Information

Ericeira is a great place to learn to surf or build on the skills you already have. A recognised World Surfing Reserve, it was the first destination to hold such an honour in Europe. And just under a 10 minute stroll from the town and beaches of Ericeira, you’ll find this fun and sociable surf school which makes for the perfect holiday; with laid back communal areas, tons of new friends to make and instructors who can’t wait to see you master the waves.

Nearest airports:  Lisbon – 44 km (approx. 30 minutes by car)

Airport transfers:
Transfers are available from Lisbon airport; prices are per person/one way
– 1 person €35
– 2 people for €25
– 3 people or more €20


  • 7 nights accommodation at the surf house
  • 8 hours of surf lessons over 4 days
  • Surf video analysis session
  • Transfers from the accommodation to the beach
  • Surfboard and wetsuit according to experience level during your lessons
  • 2 SUP lessons (ocean or river)
  • Breakfast each day
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Free use of the surf camp facilities
  • Check in on day 1 any time after 2pm and check out on day 8 by 11am


- Suitable for complete beginner to intermediate surfing levels and all SUP levels are welcome
- Must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18
- Surfing is great fun for everyone but it’s best to bear in mind that it can be physically demanding sometimes
- Lessons available in English, Portuguese and Italian

- Holidays run from June to October with arrivals on Saturdays
- Surfing holidays are for 7 nights/8 days

The following activities are available to guests to book for an extra cost if they wish:
- Additional use of surf rentals, transfers, and insurance for the afternoon - €20.00
- Bubbly Wednesdays: join in a communal BBQ with plenty of sangria, meat & veggie options, then head out for a night out in town - €15.00
- Outdoor movie night: outdoor movie nights with blankets & popcorn for the perfect summer eve - free
- Tours: visit castle-enclosed villages, giant Buddha gardens and world heritage sites - €25.00 per person (doesn’t include entry fees, includes transfers, a traditional cake and drink, and a guide to the relevant places)
- Wine tastings: stroll through the local vineyards and taste delicious wines in century-old cellars - from €45
- Massages: after surfing, treat yourself with a full-body Ayurvedic massage - from €40
- Horse riding: book a try out, or venture through the valleys onto the beach - from €45