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Balancing Surfcamp Portugal

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

Start surfing or bring your surfing skills to a whole other level! Yoga and surfing go together like the sea and saltwater. Both disciplines tap into a natural flow. Yoga 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. Special Hatha yoga 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.

Highlights

  • 5 surf sessions
  • 7 yoga sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • Transportation to surf spots
  • 7 healthy breakfasts
  • 7 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Surf Riders & CO - Surf Camp's 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. 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 that you need anything extra or have some special requests, please tell Surf Riders & CO - Surf Camp.

Private double room

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

Shared twin room

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

Program

If you want to travel with like-minded people, learn more about yourself and your possibilities, wish to connect with other culture, or have stress in your life and need to rest and be pampered, this surf camp is for you.

No matter if you are totally new to the world of yoga or already an experienced yogi or yogini, the loving and professional yoga teacher will always make sure you get the most out of the classes. From beginners to advanced levels, the instructors will make sure you are safe on the mat and will guide you into amazing inner journeys.

Yoga helps to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice, such as arms, legs, back, and wrists. It minimizes the risk of injuries and improves the recovery time after a surf session. By learning to know and accept your body, you'll improve your surf skills and bring your body feeling to a whole other level. By calming down the mind, you will be more focused and more concentrated in the water.

This surf camp will include Hatha yoga sessions, an energizing and revitalizing yoga to strengthen and tone your body structure and posture. You will also deepen your Yin yoga to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues, and joints. During your stay, the yoga classes will have basic and varied sequences.

Daily schedule

Day 1: Arrival day

  • 14:00 Check in
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Hatha yoga

Day 2

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 3

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 4

  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Yin yoga
  • 18:00 Sunset ocean meditation

Day 5

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • Surf day off
  • Free time

Day 6

  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • Yoga day off
  • Free time

Day 7

  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Yin yoga
  • 18:00 Evening meditation

Day 8: Departure day

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 11:00 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.
Lis
Lis is a yoga teacher. ​For her, yoga is a way to get closer to her real self and enable the flow of energy. The first step is to enjoy the body postures, a conscious breathing (pranayama), and concentration (dharana).
Mafalda
Mafalda is a yoga teacher and always available for the guests. She delivers two sessions per day at the camp including one morning session and one sundown session in the amazing sea view terrace.

Location

This surf camp takes place in Ericeira, 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 the guesthouse 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. Not only the Golden Heritage itself, but also its outdoor pool, the lovingly landscaped garden, and the countless chill-out and withdraw options leave nothing to be desired. Also, the surrounding area offers a lot.

For city lovers and explorers, the center of the beautiful city Ericeira (the first world surf reserve 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. For those who like to explore more of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast, the historical cities such as Óbidos, Sintra, Lisbon, 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, the cook will serve you a healthy breakfast with organic fruit and 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, Surf Riders Ericeira offers a variety of restaurants which is either traditional Portuguese cuisine or international dishes. During the stay, Surf Riders & CO - Surf Camp will also offer special healthy dinners to nourish your bodies and souls after a day full of yoga, 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
  • Bodyboarding
  • Canoeing
  • Canopying
  • Climbing and rappelling
  • Diving
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Jeep tour to the west coast
  • Massage
  • Paintball
  • Personal trainer session
  • Playing tennis
  • Sailing
  • Sport fishing
  • Squash
  • Stand up paddle classes
  • Tour of Sintra
  • Visits to historical cities
  • Watching Lisbon Fado Show
  • Wine tasting

What's included

  • 5 surf sessions
  • 7 yoga sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transport to surf spots
  • 7 healthy breakfasts

What's not included

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

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A8 motorway and then the A21 will take you to Ericeira.
  • Leave the airport at Av Berlin, turn left at Av. Porto, and follow the signs to road E1 North A1 / A8 West / A12 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 Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can book your transfer soon after booking the room.

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 06:27 and the last at 23:40. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes.

Coming from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to Ericeira, 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.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport 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

 

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

 

High season

 

  • June 1 - September 30

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