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During this surf camp, you will be focusing on basic surfing techniques and have intensive training with two surf lessons per day and theory lessons. This is perfect for all levels; beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers who want to learn or improve their art of surfing. Come and join Hostel & Surfcamp 55 on this intensive ten-day intensive surf coaching package!
Hostel & Surfcamp 55 is located in the center of Ericeira on the seafront. You can use all of the surf house's facilities such as free Wi-Fi, surf bike, airport transfers, skate, living room, kitchen, lounge area, terrace, barbecue facilities, etc.
A unique house created into the Hostel & Surfcamp 55, overlooking the ocean and in the center of Ericeira. Here, you will find the true feeling of surfing, skate, music, and travel. The house can accommodate up to 22 guests in seven thematic rooms with sea view, private washbasin, and the larger rooms have private bathrooms. It also has a lounge area where you can relax with friends. Surf lessons, guiding, and equipment are all available onsite.
On the corridors, you can find Elvis, for instance, and then you can bump into Bart Simpson on the bathroom, and there’s Las Vegas or Jamaica, and an Endless Summer and even a Pirate’s Island; discover each of the fine details of the Hostel 55 décor, imagined by the artist João Cruz, it will make guests return once again. Be very alert, to the reflections on the mirrors, to what’s hanging from the ceiling, where you tread.
The idea is to give guests a memorable experience for lasting memories need great sets. The rooms' decoration, the general mood, the interventions of the artist, all of these were imagined to maximize the unique experience of spending vacations at Ericeira. For your complete comfort, Hostel 55 offers a cozy sitting room with a bar that helps you to rest and to make friends; an even better experience.
There are quality comfortable beds, wide windows full of light, and the inviting balcony with an incredible sea view; available for all the rooms! On the exterior, there’s a lounge area, perfect for meals but also to work on that tan, to read, or to have a conversation with friends. The idea is to transmit to our guests the best possible energy; and for that, the staff is nice, educated, well prepared, and knowledgeable of all of Ericeira's secrets; they also contribute decisively.
And for your stay to be the most memorable possible, you only have to also experience the surf lessons at the world surfing reserve with some of the best waves on this planet. It won’t be easy to say goodbye!
The surf team is an excellent Ericeira waves connoisseur and beyond, they have been surfing for over 20 years and have traveled all over the world to surf. The main coach teaches at the Portuguese Surf Federation new coaches.
The surf lessons for beginners and intermediates take two and a half to three hours every day. To provide the best possible progress for you, you will be taught in small groups with excellent surf teachers. These small groups provide more personal attention for you and create a familiar atmosphere.
There will be different surf coaches and surf spots for different surfing levels; there will be a surf spot that presents the best surf conditions for that day to each level of surfing, included in the lessons are qualified surf instructors and video analyzation. During this surf camp, you are entitled to surf lessons, insurance, surfing equipment, and transportation to and from the beach.
The surf lessons are always in small groups by teachers and have a maximum of six students per teacher. Please note that In the first surf lessons, the coach is going to analyze your level and propose the surfing plan objectives for the next days. Surf lessons are not refundable in case you will not use all five included in this package.
In the theory lessons, you will talk about different topics of surfing. Starting by the surf culture and rules of surfing, the ocean in general, how waves and conditions work, how to read the forecasts, different surf spots in general and Ericeira specific spots, PPT-paddling, and positioning and timing. You will be filmed during the surf lesson, so the surf team can analyze your surfing afterward and give you more precise feedback to improve your skills.
Ericeira is one of the most beautiful and coziest places in Portugal, just near the capital, Lisbon, Ericeira is a fishermen's village and a World Class Surfing Reserve that provides waves and surf spots for all levels within a very short distance, be ready to be amazed. Ericeira was distinguished in 2011 as the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe.
That distinction was given by the world organization, Save the Waves, responsible for a program created to protect waves all over the world. The reserve stretches for four kilometers, from the Empa Beach to S. Lourenço. There are all in all seven world-class waves on that stretch: Pedra Branca, Reef, Ribeira d’Ilhas, Cave, Crazy Left, Coxos, and S. Lourenço.
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Living in Ericeira, even if just for a few days or one week or two, is much more worthwhile if to that opportunity the hostel can add some special experiences. Here’s what Hostel 55 suggests:
Surfing culture is incredible and within the reach of anyone. There are very few ways better than this one to connect with nature. There are several surf packages for you to try, as well as rentals and tours to the World Surfing Reserve with insights on every wave (by jeep, bicycle, or on foot).
Ericeira is internationally known for the richness of its gastronomy, with the sea very well represented at its table. There are gastronomical experiences waiting for you with incredible wine tastings and modern or traditional dishes for you to choose from.
The best way to enjoy Ericeira’s views is by bike.
Close by, you can find Nazarés cannon, a phenomenon that’s been getting wide international attention recently. Hostel 55 proposes a true safari to this West-neighboring village; one more reason to not forget Ericeira.
There are secrets that the surfing community holds dear and Hostel 55 can help to unveil some of them. If you love Ericeira like Hostel 55 thinks you will, you will also become a guardian of those secrets.
Lisbon Portela Airport
Please arrange your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). At the airport, the meeting point is Starbucks, Hostel & Surfcamp 55 will call or text you once they have arrived. The will be with the van or car outside, in front of the exit door at Starbucks waiting for you; so please, send them your flight number, arrival time, and mobile number. Please note that there is an extra charge of 10 EUR for transfers between 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
In the airport, catch the bus or subway to the Campo Grande station, in Campo Grande get on the bus to Ericeira. Ericeira is the last stop. Try to stop right before the terminal that way you will be closer to the Hostel, then you just need to go to the other side of the road and turn right. You are going to see a restaurant and a laundry service at your left side.
Continue walking for more or less 200 meters until you see Hostel & Surfcamp 55, a white, grey, and wine colored building, ("Live the artistic experience!" - it says on the wall). If you end up in the terminal, turn left and go up the main road past the firefighters' headquarters and straight ahead for 17 minutes until you see Hostel & Surfcamp 55.
By car, using the highway with tolls from the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) key in the coordinates: 38º 57′ 30,96” -9º 24′ 52,02” It's a 42-kilometer and 35-minute drive with tolls.
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