Sami is a professional surfer born in Ericeira. He tries to adapt the classes to the students so that they have fun and learn the maximum. He has been teaching since he was 16 years old. He has worked as a surf coach all over the world. In addition to being certified as a surf instructor, he also has certification as a lifeguard, a stand-up paddle instructor, and as a surf coach.
Sansão is one of the surf instructors during your stay. His background is architecture, however, he dedicated himself to surfing a few years ago. He is certified as a surf teacher and has been teaching in Ericeira since the beginning of his training.
Lisa is a yoga teacher. For her, yoga is a way to get closer to her real self and to enable the flow of energy. The first step is to enjoy the body postures, a conscious breathing (pranayama), and concentration (dharana).
Renske Van Der Wal
from Netherlands, May 2018
"Unique surf and yoga experience"
No matter what your surf experience is: the instructors will give you advice how you can learn the next step. They will make sure that you will improve in the way thats best for you. You can really notice that they love their job.
And its the same with the yoga classes: i didnt have a lot of experience with yoga but the teacher made sure I was comfortable. I also liked the full ecquiped kitchen in the house.
I stayed in the private room and I really liked the location. Its really quiet but its only a short walk to the centre of Ericeira or one of the beaches.
from Russia, August 2018
"Perfect surf&yoga retreat!"
We enjoyed our stay a lot! Actually we didnt even expect the surf to be so good! We liked it so much and that’s all because of the surf instructors: they were so involved in the process, united us by giving different tasks, gave us support when we needed it and pushed us when we were too slow to make it work. I tried surfing before but cant say I liked it. This time it was really something unbelievable! We felt the ocean, spent like 6 hours in the cold water one day and could do more!
Yoga was also really helpful: good stretching is just what you need after intense surf class.
from United States, May 2018
The yoga lesson was very good and it is amazing to do it on the terrace overlooking the sea.
Our surfing was also really good and we were able to adapt our times to suit us.
A great trip and a fantastic hostel location!
from United States, September 2018
The location was amazing. We had a wonderfully view on the ocean. The quality of the surf classes is great. George is a really good teacher and makes sure you have an amazing time. The yoga classes were also very good (loved having the class on the top terass of the camp with a view on the ocean.) I definitely recommande this place.
Philippa Von Rössing
from Germany, September 2018
"Relaxing stay! "
The surf lessons were really fun and the teachers were great. Same applies for the yoga lessons, they were really comforting and the teacher always asked what we wanted to concentrate on which was great.
from Netherlands, September 2018
"Surfriders & Co"
Wat wat het fijn hier! ik zou het in de eerste instantie niet persé een yoga retreat noemen. Je was erg op jezelf gesteld ( wat ik erg fijn vond). Het ontbijt was geregeld door de accomodatie, andere gerechten moest je zelf voor zorgen. Ik had hier 3 dagen geboekt, en ik ben uiteindelijk de hele week gebleven! Het was ook erg fijn dat ik dit bij kon boeken, zonder problemen. De surflessen van Surfriders & Co waren persoonlijk, met hele lieve grappige en leuke instructeurs! Ik als beginner heb in zes lessen erg veel geleerd, en veel plezier gehad. Als je al iets meer kon, mocht je mee naar het strand waar het iets rustiger was, hierdoor kon je nog meer leren! Het hostel, had een fijne sfeer. Het voelde meer als een groot huis, waar je zelf kon koken, erg veel ruimte had en veel lieve mensen ontmoette. In mijn week waren er veel mensen die zelf op reis waren ( netzoals ik), waardoor ik veel vrienden had gemaakt. Iedereen had zijn eigen plannen, hadden alleen het hostel geboekt en konden zelf kiezen en bijboeken om de surflessen te doen. Andere mensen waren hier dan weer om alleen yoga te doen, of om gewoon te genieten van de prachtige omgeving. Het huis lag namelijk ietsje buiten de stad, heel dichtbij maar wel net iets rustiger dan in de stad zelf. De yoga lessen waren fijn, rustig en op een mooie locatie ( het dakterras!) Ik kom zeker terug!
from Netherlands, August 2018
I accidentally came one day too early, but was received very welcoming and they helped me find another hostel. The hostel was very clean and nicely decorated. The surf classes were a bit crowded, but good instructors and it was nice that the lessons were just next to the hostel.
Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas Facebook page
Great place, lovely people! Coming back here
Krissie Leyland England
Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas Facebook page
Absolutely loved this place!! Will be back, thank you xx