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Incredible Yoga and Surf Camp Portugal

Surf Riders Ericeira are surfers by heart, grown up at the best surf spots of Portugal and know the Portuguese coastline like nobody else. The Surfriders Ericeira is, as the name already implies, all about surfing and the pure feeling of freedom that comes with the surfsport and a life by the ocean. They will open the doors and invite you to become a part of the surf rider community while experiencing the Portuguese surfing lifestyle like a local.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 5 private surf lessons
  • Learn surfing tips and tricks
  • Plenty of time for other adventures
  • Transport to the best surf spots
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Healthy breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


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

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet
  • Patio

%You will be provided seven nights of accommodation at the Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas during the surf camp. 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.

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.

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. 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 bedroom is inserted in one of the large villas of the property.

Surf Riders Ericeira Portugal Yoga and Surf Camp Program

Because surfing means everything to Surf Riders Ericeira, they have decided to share passion for the waves and the ocean and found Surfriders Ericeira. Because they traveled a lot themselves, they know how important it is to feel welcome. That is why they will do everything to make you feel home away from home.

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 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.

Yoga

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 Lis will always make sure you get the most out of her classes. Lis has been practicing yoga for more than nine years, and because she also loves surfing, she truly understands the benefits of yoga for the surfing practice.

During the last years, she taught yoga (surf-yoga classes and special yoga retreats) in several lodges and surf camps in Cape Town, South Africa, France, and Portugal. From beginners to advanced levels, she will always make sure you are safe on the mat and will guide you into amazing inner journeys.

Yoga for surfers

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 will 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.

Daily schedule

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Yoga session
  • Day 4
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 5

  • 09:15 Breakfast, followed by free time

Day 6

  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session, followed by free time

Day 7

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

Day 8

  • 09:15 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, a stand-up paddle instructor, and as a 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 surf camp will be held in Ericeira, Portugal. Nestled among the rolling fields of lush green vegetation, stands the villas of the guesthouse Surf Riders 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 with its outdoor pool, but the lovingly landscaped garden and the countless chill-out and withdraw options leave nothing to be desired. Also, the surrounding area offers a lot.

In October 2011, Ericeira was the first European surf destination to be awarded with the World Surfing Reserve title and only the second reserve to be distinguished worldwide and remains the only one in Europe until today. The awards are a celebration of Ericeira’s beautiful beaches which include some of the best surf spots in the world. That is why surfers from all over the world travel to Ericeira to ride waves.

The old fisherman´s village has a lot to offer. 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.

Staying at Surfriders you will have everything the town has to offer by a few minutes’ walk, as well as the opportunity to escape the thundering “city life” and withdraw, recharge your batteries and just be. Ericeira is very close to Lisbon and Sintra as well as many other spots worth visiting if you fancy a change of scenery.

Features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

The cost of the program includes seven healthy breakfasts. The local and international restaurants make sure you get the best service while eating fresh and healthy delicacies.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

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. Horse riding, massages, SUP, and wine tasting tours are also possible.

Massages and wellness

The massage therapist not only knows the human body and its individual needs, but she also knows exactly what your body needs after a long surfing day. From wellness massages, which bliss you out in no time to physical realignments and therapy, she knows exactly how to treat your body and how to give it the attention it needs.

It is up to you if you just want to unwind and end your day with a calming and relaxing massage or if you want to get your well exercised surfing body some after-sport treatment.

What's included

  • 5 private surf sessions
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transport to surf spots
  • 7 breakfasts

What's not included

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

How to get there

Driving directions from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)

  • Taking 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, or A12 South.
  • Take the exit 14 at IC17 or CRIL towards A8 West.
  • Take the exit towards A8 Leiria or Loures and follow this road for 16 kilometers.
  • Take the exit 5 towards N8, Mafra, or 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. 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 a.m. and the last at 11:40 p.m. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes.

Coming from Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) to Ericeira, just take the Metro to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande, catch a bus from Mafrence 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 51% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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