Surfing Experience in Ericeira

Highlights

  • Friendly hostel accommodation just a 5 minute walk from the beach.
  • Enjoy surfing in world-renowned spots & learn from certified instructors.
  • Great nightlife in the area and only 20 minutes to Lisbon city centre.
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What you'll do

Overview

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Renowned for its incredible surfing conditions, Ericeira is the ideal place for your 7 night surfing holiday in Portugal; stay at this great surf camp where they have created the perfect place to meet fellow surfers & relax after a day in the water with top surf tuition from certified instructors.

Spend 7 nights on this surf holiday in the beautifully preserved beach side town of Ericeira, with miles of beaches to explore and world class tuition at this incredibly social Read All

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

Accommodation

This excellent Portuguese surf camp is located just a mere 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport in the lively town of Ericeira, wher...Read All

A Typical Day

– 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

Accommodation

Free Day

– 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
– 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 adv...Read All

Departure

– 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

What's included

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation at the surf house
  • 5 surf lessons
  • Surf video analysis session
  • Return airport transfers from Lisbon Airport
  • Transfers from the accommodation to the beach
  • Surfboard and wetsuit according to experience level during your lessons
  • Breakfast each day
  • Wednesday night BBQ
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Free use of the surf camp facilities
  • Beach towel and bath towel
  • Check in on day 1 any time after 2pm and check out on day 8 by 11am
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 they can be on hand to help you master surf, get more out of yoga, or get up on your SUP board in no time.

About your instructors
– Steve is English and the owner of the surf camp, and has the Level 2 of ISA (International Surf Association) and the SLSGB Surf Lifeguard
– Andre is Portuguese, and has the Level 1 of the Portuguese Surf Federation, in addition to a degre... Read All

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 they can be on hand to help you master surf, get more out of yoga, or get up on your SUP board in no time.

About your instructors
– Steve is English and the owner of the surf camp, and has the Level 2 of ISA (International Surf Association) and the SLSGB Surf Lifeguard
– Andre is Portuguese, and has the Level 1 of the Portuguese Surf Federation, in addition to a degree in Sports Science and Physical Education
– Miguel is also Portuguese, with a  Level 1 of ISA (International Surf Association), a degree in Sports Science with Exercise and Health as a specialty, and a post-graduation in Strength and Conditioning and a Masters in High Performance Sports
– Giorgio, who hails from Italy, has the Level 1 of ISA (International Surf Association) and the SLSGB Surf Lifeguard
– Each instructor puts an emphasis on both safety and fun, and is devoted to giving you the best tuition while making you feel completely at ease while falling in love with surfing

Location

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)
Faro – 315 km (approx. 2 hours 45 minutes by car)
Porto – 330 km (approx. 3 hours by car)

Airport transfers

Return transfers from Lisbon Airport to the surf camp in Ericeira are included in the cost of the holiday.

What our travellers are saying...

Had an amazing week here! Surfing lessons (so many tips) and the vibe at the surfhouse (very relaxed) are really great. Booked so much progression with my surfing within one week. Also Ericeria is a really nice town with a lot of nice restaurants and shops. Many thanks Steve and Susie for the wonderful time at Magikvanilla, hope to come back to your camp real soon!

Lisa S

My boyfriend booked a week here just after we could enter Portugal again after the lockdown. The best decision ever! Although it was quiet at the surfhouse, the atmosphere was amazing! Steve, Susie and Marisa made us feel extremely welcome and at home. We much appreciate how they did their utmost best to create a relaxed and fun experience for us, both with surfing as well as in the surf house. They made the whole house and trip to the beach c

Vita

Great location, friendly & helpful staff, clean & tidy. Definitely worth the money! The surf lessons were great and I personally progressed a lot as a beginner. Teachers were very professional and I felt very safe in the water. Yoga studio was great as well and had really good teachers. During a day off Sintra was easily reachable with a taxi. Ericeira is a nice holiday town with full of good food so during the week we didn’t end up cooking

Mariell V

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- Suitable for complete beginner to intermediate surfing levels
- 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

When can I start?

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

Additional activities and costs

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
- 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
- SUP: get on a longboard and cruise around the beach - from €35
- Horse riding: book a try out, or venture through the valleys onto the beach - from €45

About the surf equipment

- On this holiday, you will be kitted out with the surfboard that’s right for you and your level, along with a wet suit and insurance so you don’t have to worry about bringing much
- As your level improves, you may try different boards to see which works best for you

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