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If you're an intermediate rider, able to catch shoulder height waves then this holidays are for you. Sit back, relax, and focus on your stand up paddle boarding! It will not be like your typical holiday that sticks to just one area. Every effort possible is made to find the best conditions for every day you are stand up paddling. The amount of fun you have on your stand up paddle boarding experience will depend on your excitement. So, don’t waste your time spending a mundane holiday. Come and surf on the beautiful beaches of Ericeira!
Mauka Lodge has 4 tastefully appointed rooms that can accommodate up to 8 guests. All the rooms are cozy and comfortable. You will rest well after days of activities. Music lends a strong influence at Mauka Lodge where you will find guitars, basses, djembes, and more. All the instruments are available to play, or listen to while being played by others.
Comfortable hammocks and puffs will give you some space to read a book, play some music, or just relax with a cold beer or glass of Portuguese wine. The outdoor area has a barbecue zone, tranquil terrace, seating areas, and a fire pit for evening music nights and gatherings. Mauka Lodge also has facilities to wash your equipment and wetsuits, as well as grab a refreshing outside shower. Wi-Fi is complementary and works well throughout the entire lodge.
Your SUP sessions will run for 6 days from 07:00 to 18:00. During your stay, you will have different SUP clinics focused on the individual analysis of your paddling stroke and the theory behind it. You will learn how to improve your stroke efficiency, using less effort with proper posture to catch more waves and avoid injuries.
It is important to know how to use your paddle to make stronger bottom turns and tighter cutbacks. A good cutback is simple when you have proper technique and body alignment. You will learn to do a good cutback out of the water, and then you will practice it in the water.
When your SUP guide is not on the water with you and giving you tips, he will be out of the water taking videos of your performance to analyze your performance later in the day. This system is a major factor in improving your skill level. At the end of your stay, you will be given a copy of all your video footage to take home with you for free.
Mauka Lodge sits on more than an acre of a natural forest, where the scent of the pine trees and the songs of the local birds allow an effortless connection to nature. Mauka Lodge is located in the famous surfing city of Ericeira, Europe’s first World Surfing Reserve.
Ericeira’s coastline stretches for 4 kilometers and has 7 separate surf spots. Well known breaks, such as Ribeira d’Ilhas, Coxos, and Foz do Lizandro are only 5-7 minutes away by car. The closest restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the lodge and Ericeira village is only 5 minutes by car.
Breakfast will be served daily during your stay at Mauka Lodge. You can have lunch at local restaurants near the surf spots at an extra cost. Mauka Lodge can also arrange a complete meal for dinner to be delivered directly to you at the lodge at an extra cost. On the other hand, you are welcome to use the kitchen to cook something for yourself.
After a good session in the waves, you may find yourself stiff and sore. You can relax your body with a relaxing 30-minute massage at an extra cost at Mauka Lodge.
You should book your flight to Lisbon Airport (LIS). Transfer from the airport is available upon request. When you exit the airport arrival doors, Mauka Lodge will be waiting for you and will drive you straight to your location.