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Self-Improving Surf Camp in Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 16 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

SUP and surfing go together like the sea and saltwater. Both disciplines tap into a natural flow. SUP gets you in touch with the rhythm of your breath and body, while surfing gets you in sync with the wave patterns and ocean tides. SUP postures help to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice, such as arms, legs, back, and wrists; minimizing the risk of injuries and improving recovery time after a surf session. They help you focus your mind and supports your balance on the board. This vacation has been designed so that you can enjoy a different and quality vacation. Start surfing or bring your surfing skills to a whole other level!

Highlights

  • 3 surfing sessions
  • 2 stand up paddle sessions
  • Services of professional instructors
  • Transport for the surf sessions
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 healthy breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 16

Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$81 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas' goal is to be more a home than a surf camp which allows you to have individual attention. The accommodation is the alternative for those seeking for some peace of mind, located in the city center but on one of the few premium properties in Ericeira.

It has a common pool, outdoor parking, and also a number of green spaces. Not only the Golden Heritage itself but its outdoor pool, the lovingly landscaped garden, as well as the countless chill-out and withdraw options also leaves nothing to be desired. The team is composed of people who travel a lot. They know the importance of being well received and followed up when they come to a country that is not theirs. If you find you need anything extra or have some special requests, please tell Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas.

Private double room

The private double room is for two guests, equipped with a double bed, lots of light, and shared full bathroom for every three bedrooms. The bedroom is inserted in one of the large villas of the property. Living room, kitchen, garden, and swimming pool are the common spaces.

Shared twin room

The shared twin room is for one or two guests, equipped with two twin beds, lots of light, and shared full bathroom for every three bedrooms. The bedrooms are inserted in one of the large villas of the property.

Program

Making a decision on how to spend your vacation is an important one. You should choose this vacation if these reasons sound familiar to you:

  • You want to travel with like-minded people.
  • You want to learn more about yourself and your possibilities.
  • You wish to connect with other culture.
  • You have stress in your life and need to rest and be pampered.

Schedule

Day 1: Arrival day

  • 14:00-15:00 Check-in
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time

Day 2

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 3

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 4

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time

Day 5

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • Day off

Day 6

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 SUP session
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time

Day 7

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 SUP session
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time

Day 8: Departure day

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Check-out

Instructors

Sami
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, stand-up paddle instructor, and surf coach.
Sansão
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.

Location

This camp will take place in Ericeira, Lisbon, Portugal. Early in the morning, the misty veil slowly rains over the Portuguese Atlantic Coast and the first rays of sunlight fall warmly over the Surf Riders & CO - Surf Camp, dipping the flowers and palm trees in the garden into a light morning blush. The chirping of the little birds is the only noise you hear.

Nestled among the rolling fields of lush green vegetation, stands the villas of Surf Riders & CO - Surf Camp, overlooking the region of Ericeira. Here, the world is still in order. Slowly, the clear air mixes with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The surrounding area also offers a lot. For city lovers and explorers, the center of the beautiful city Ericeira (the first world reserve surf in Europe and second in the world and part of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour) and its many stunning beaches are within walking distance.

Apart from being a relaxed surf town, Ericeira is known for its combination of traditional and modern Portuguese charm. The beautiful scenery of blue and white architecture stretches through the entire cityscape. Its vibrant nightlife invites you to let go and dance through the night. The local and international restaurants make sure you get the best service while eating fresh and healthy delicacies.

Ericeira is very close to Lisbon and Sintra as well as many other spots worth visiting if you fancy a change of scenery. For those who like to explore more of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast, the historical cities, such as Óbidos, Peniche, and Fatima are very close too. The whole coastline invites water sports enthusiasts to go surfing, sailing, diving, and canoeing, while land lovers come with hiking, golfing, biking, and many more activities at their expense.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates
  • Sailing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

Every morning, you will be served a healthy breakfast with organic fruit, juices, homemade granola muesli, and a choice of well-chosen ingredients for a rich lunch pack. A healthy and balanced as well as tasty diet which gives you strength for your surf sessions is the number one priority.

In the evening, the kitchens in each villa invite you to cook. For those who prefer eating out, Ericeira offers a variety of restaurants with either traditional Portuguese cuisine or international dishes. During the stay, Surf Riders Ericeira will also offer special healthy dinners to nourish your bodies and souls after a day full of surf and adventure.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Biking
  • Boat trip
  • Bodyboarding
  • Canoeing
  • Canopying
  • Climbing and rappelling
  • Diving baptism
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Jeep tour to the west coast
  • Massage
  • Mini-golf
  • Outdoor yoga lesson
  • Paintball
  • Personal trainer session
  • Squash
  • Surf trip to the west coast
  • Teambuilding
  • Tennis
  • Tour of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril
  • Visits to historical cities in Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos, and Peniche
  • Watching the Lisbon Fado show
  • Wine tasting

What's included

  • 3 surf sessions
  • 2 SUP sessions
  • Transport for surf sessions
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 healthy breakfasts

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • Additional food
  • Transfer from and to Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Personal phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages

How to get there

Driving directions from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A8 motorway.
  • Then, the A21 will take you to Ericeira.
  • Leave the airport at Av Berlin and turn left at Av. Porto.
  • Follow the signs to road E1 to the north A1 / A8 in the west / A12 in the south.
  • Take the exit 14 at IC17 / CRIL towards A8 west.
  • Take the exit towards A8 Leiria / Loures and follow this road for 16 kilometers.
  • Take the exit 5 towards N8 / Mafra / Malveira and follow the A21 motorway to the end.
  • The toll has a cost of 2.90 EUR if you have not seen green.
  • Make sure you get a valid ticket on the automatic machine.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for 70 EUR. You can book your transfer soon after booking the room.

Alternatively, you can just take the metro to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande, catch a bus from Mafrense to Ericeira. The entire trip (from the airport to Campo Grande, Ericeira Bus Terminal, and walk to the Golden Heritage) can take three to four hours depending on the time you take the bus.

Arrival by bus

A cheap and convenient way to get from Lisbon to Ericeira is to use the public bus. Leaving the Campo Grande in Lisbon, there is a direct connection to the center of Ericeira. The first bus leaves at 6.27 a.m. and the last at 11.40 p.m. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$81 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • November 1 - February 28

 

Mid season
  • March 1 - May 31
  • October 1 - 31

 

High season
  • June 1 - September 30

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