The coolest surf spot in Ericeira - Ribeira D’Ilhas.
The coolest surf spot in Ericeira - Ribeira D’Ilhas.

Ericeira Surf & Work

16 Oct - 13 Nov 2021

Overview

Live and work on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in a thriving fisherman’s village for a whole month, while surfing everyday in the famous World Surfing Reserve.

Duration

29 days / 28 nights*

Difficulty

Easy - from total beginners to advanced surfers

Meeting point

Lisbon Humberto Delgado / Portela Airport (LIS)

Location

Ericeira, Portugal

Accommodation

Private Atlantic villa

Price

From € 1590

*The duration of the trip lasts from meeting at Lisbon Humberto Delgado / Portela Airport (LIS) until the flight home from the same airport.

Description

Ericeira was named after the famous ouriços, referring to the name for sea urchins – as you may well guess, there is an abundance of sea-urchins along the beaches. The city is a blend of modern and traditional: you will find old bakeries and classic fish restaurants as well as new wave cafes and contemporary tapas eateries in the blue and white themed town. Today, Ericeira is a multicultural small town and a popular seaside resort that has retained its authentic charm, with narrow cobbled streets and surfboards alongside freshly painted fishing boats.

Ericeira has a reputation of all-year-long good waves. No wonder why it deserved to earn the World Surfing Reserve title! Ericeira was only the second Reserve to be distinguished worldwide, and remains the only one in Europe to date.

This is our first destination to organize a whole month-long stay, and the spot lives well up to its reputation as a surf paradise. You can score great waves each and every day, but you will also have a good chance to enjoy some quality time off doing yoga or just chilling on one of the amazing natural beaches.

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Surf Spots of Ericeira

Coxos

Coxos is long, fast and hollow when it hits the slabs just right. Power is the keyword as swells unload out of deep water. This powerful right point break is famous for its amazing barrels and only accessible for experienced surfers. When all the conditions come together you will see why this is Portugal’s best wave.

BEST TIDE

Low to Mid Tide

SEABED

Uneven reef

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Right-hand break over submerged reef

SWELL DIRECTION

SW-N

SWELL RANGE

4-12 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Ribeira D’Ilhas

Ribeira D’Ilhas is a famous and long right reef break that is considered to be one of the best rights in Europe. No wonder why so many contests are held here. A very versatile set of reefs that normally have something worth getting wet for - it is suitable for both advanced and intermediate surfers.

BEST TIDE

All tides

SEABED

Uneven reef and sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Right-hand break over submerged reef

SWELL DIRECTION

SW-NW

SWELL RANGE

2-12 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Pedra Branca

Pedra Branca is a nice fast left, breaking over a flat reef. This wave is characterised by an area of rapid starts, followed by a barrel to the inside. Not recommended at low tide. You will find two more breaks at the same spot: Backdoor and Reef.

BEST TIDE

Mid – High tide

SEABED

Reef and some sand

WIND DIRECTION

Southeast/Northeast

CHARACTER

Left reef break

SWELL DIRECTION

W-SW

SWELL RANGE

2-12 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Matadouro

Matadouro is located 250m away from our villa - easy to walk down the rocks for a sunrise session. It consists of multiple peaks. The main break is a right hander on the north side of the bay. More to the south, you are also able to find some lefts.

BEST TIDE

All tides

SEABED

Uneven reef and sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Left and right point/reef break

SWELL DIRECTION

W-NW

SWELL RANGE

2-12 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Pescadores

This beach in the heart of the city is our go-to spot where everywhere else is huge and blown out. The fishermen’s beach is sheltered by the nearby pier, so the waves here remain welcoming even if it is stormy out there. The only drawback is that it can get quite busy on those days so make sure to have your patient mode on.

BEST TIDE

Low tide

SEABED

Sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Floppy beach break, mostly left

SWELL DIRECTION

W-SW

SWELL RANGE

1-6 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Praia do Sul

Praia do Sul is the most beloved beach of the town, so be prepared for some sunbathers and onlookers. It only works properly when the swells are bigger. The break can be divided into two different waves. The first is a right point/reef break that is only suitable for experienced surfers. The second is a mixed break that is also suitable for less experienced surfers with smaller swells.

BEST TIDE

Mid to high tide

SEABED

Reef and sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Left and right point/reef break

SWELL DIRECTION

W-NW

SWELL RANGE

4-12 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Foz do Lizandro

Foz do Lizandro is a beach break that is perfectly suitable for beginners and intermediates. There are multiple peaks with both lefts and rights, so it’s the kind of wave where you’ll surely find something that pleases you.

BEST TIDE

Low to mid tide

SEABED

Sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Left-hand pointbreak

SWELL DIRECTION

S-NW

SWELL RANGE

2-8 ft

Surf Spots of Ericeira

Sao Juliao

Sao Juliao is a big sandy beach that is located south of Ericeira. It is an exposed beach break with multiple peaks, both left and right. This long and beautiful beach is the swell magnet of Ericeira. At least one sandbar is certain to be working whatever the tidal state.

BEST TIDE

All tides

SEABED

Sand

WIND DIRECTION

Easterly

CHARACTER

Peaky beachbreak

SWELL DIRECTION

S-NW

SWELL RANGE

2-8 ft

Details

ERICEIRA - THE MONTH LONG SURFER HOME OFFICE
16 Oct - 13 Nov 2021

The duration of the trip lasts from meeting at Lisbon Humberto Delgado / Portela Airport (LIS) until the flight home from the same airport. The flight there and back might take an extra day, depending on where you are travelling from.

without
€ 1390
surf lessons
2 bed
€ 1590
rooms

Included in the price

  • 28 nights accommodation in double rooms.
  • A package of 10 surf lessons and surf guiding according to skill level
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • Unlimited car usage (shopping, beach, etc.)
  • Daytrip options (Lisbon, Sintra, Nazaré, Peniche, Obidos…)

Optional extras

  • A single bedroom has a surcharge of 600€ (as long as available)

Further expenses

  • Plane tickets to and from the meeting point – Lisbon Humberto Delgado / Portela Airport (LIS)
  • Travel insurance that covers surfing
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches & dinners

Accommodation

Private atlantic villa in the heart of a small fishing village by the ocean with stylish rooms, a cozy common room and a BBQ in the garden.

Surf package

Surf will be taught by Lorenzo, our professional local surf coach. Ericeira has a lot of beaches for various skill levels, and our coach is always going to decide which one to go to according to the swell and wind direction, tidal movements and the skill of the group.

Weather

Mild and moderate oceanic climate 15-25°C, water temperature 16-22°C. Lots of sunshine with a possibility of rain and windy weather. Mostly shorts and T-shirts but do carry warmer clothes and a warm and waterproof jacket with you, as the weather in March can still be a bit tricky. Please note that in this part of the Atlantic you basically always have to wear a wetsuit.

Group

Maximum of 8 people, usually mixed nationalities. Solo travelers, group of friends and couples with varying surfing skills and experience.

Photo & Video

All the photos and videos you see are from our previous camps. We produce high-quality content of all our camps, which you will receive after returning home to remember all the amazing memories.

Travel insurance

You will need an insurance that covers surfing accidents. You can contact us and we are happy to recommend the most suitable one.

Meals

Lunches by the sea and gourmet dinners at the best venues of town, like a local fish bar or a Michelin-nominated restaurant nearby. Ericeira is thriving with fresh local seafood like grilled octopus and various mussels like the famous goose neck barnacle. On some nights we will have a BBQ party or home baked codfish and salmon on the terrace of our villa.

Surf conditions

Ericeira is often regarded as the surf capital of Portugal and offers an impressive variety of surf spots, crammed into just a few kilometers of coast. Some of these are typical beach breaks and perfect for beginners. For more experienced surfers, Ericeira and surroundings is like heaven on earth. There is always a spot to check out, including the world famous long and hollow wave of Ribeira D´Ilhas. This surf town is your best bet to have good quality consistent waves in March. Some days we might even venture further up north to Peniche or south towards Carcavelos beach and the other surf spots along the Lisbon coast. This is also the place to go when the western swells are too big or blown out.

Local transportation

Comfortable minivans with AC for transfers from airport, surf sessions and to all sights hiking trips and recreational activities. To some of the beaches you can literally walk barefoot from our villa!

Activities & sights

When not on the surfboards we will hike to some amazing scenery like the famous Sintra Palace or Cabo da Roca, the continent’s westernmost point. Besides day trips to the charming Lisbon, Portugal has a lot of historical sites we can visit, like Obidos or Nazaré, home to the biggest waves on Earth. We will also have a chance to enjoy a wine tasting and some amazing local cuisine in one of the nearby Quintas.

Personal expenses

Depending on spending habits your budget for the trip should range from 400-600 EUR. For reference, a meal is between 5-15 EUR.

Program

As the name of our trip suggests, this is a home office camp where everyone is working from home during most of the day. This means we cannot prepare an exact program schedule like on many of our other tours. We use our scenic oceanside villa as our base to work, and are up to catching some fabulous waves whenever we can, according to where the conditions are the best at the time.

We are taking everyone’s work schedule into consideration, and arranging the day trips (to Lisbon, Nazaré, Sintra and many more) mainly for the weekends. In the meantime, we make sure to give space to both individual and community programs - the most important takeaway of this camp is to have a great and active time while working in your normal schedule.

Application

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Enquiry
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Availability confirmation
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Booking
Secure your spot with a 40% deposit & travel contract

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Plane tickets & Visa arrangement if needed
Typically 1-2 months before departure

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Second Instalment
30 days before departure

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    Q&A

    Obviously yes, at least half of the group always consists of beginners. We have found perfect conditions for beginners each year, and with the help of the professional instructors, you will be able to learn the basics very effectively.

    Mild and moderate oceanic climate 15-25°C, water temperature 14-22°C. Lots of sunshine with a possibility of rain and windy weather. Mostly shorts and T-shirts but do carry warmer clothes and a warm and waterproof jacket with you, as the weather in March can still be a bit tricky. Please note that in this part of the Atlantic you basically always have to wear a wetsuit.

    A BTS tour guide and professional local instructors with many years of experience.

    For experienced surfers, Ericeira and surroundings is like heaven on earth. You can choose from over 15 surf spots in just 8 kilometers of coastline. In case you want to try something different during your month-long stay, you’ll find the beautiful beach breaks of Santa Cruz and Praia Azul a 20-km-drive away.. The famous beach breaks of Peniche are also just an hour drive. To the south, you have Praia do Magoito, Praia Grande and Praia do Guincho. You can even venture further south towards Carcavelos beach and the other surf spots along the Lisbon coast. This is also the place to go when the western swells are too big or blown out.

    When not on the surfboards you can always enjoy Lisbon’s vibrant sites, museum and restaurant scene. As this wouldn't be enough already, there are a lot of natural and historical wonders around enough for several day trips.

    Private atlantic villa in the heart of a small fishing village by the ocean with super cozy and stylish rooms.

    Not at all. There are always people who come alone, so you can be sure that you’ll make new friends!

    It really depends on spending habits. We recommend a budget range of 400-600 EUR. For reference, a meal is between 5-15 EUR.

    The local currency is euro. There are plenty of exchange offices at the airport and also several ATMs close to our accommodation.

    Ericeira is in Portugal so most nationalities don’t need a Visa.

    Delicious local cuisine with fresh and healthy ingredients, a lot of fish and other seafood, wine and cheese.

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    And we are not afraid to #gobeyond when it comes to having a rad time - even if it means taking that third transfer with a propeller plane or paddling in chilly water.

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