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Surf School Ericeira

For those in search of a great surf school in Ericeira, Portugal, one of the world’s best places to learn how to surf, Rapture Surfcamp is the perfect choice. Warm and sunny summers, year-round consistent waves and a great selection of surf breaks make Ericeira a winner.

Combine this with all the charm of a traditional Portuguese village, complete with great restaurants and nightlife, a vibrant local surfing culture and a surf school staffed by experienced and passionate instructors and you’ve found your ideal spot to learn how to surf.

Rapture Surf School Portugal

Ericeira: The perfect place for a surf school

Ericeira’s amazing waves, along with the pristine condition of its waters and beaches, has inspired the environmental organization Save the Waves, along with Australia’s National Surfing Reserves the International Surfing Association (ISA), to name Ericeira Europe’s first and only dedicated World Surfing Reserve.

Rapturecamps surf school in Ericeira is located just a few steps from a fantastic wave for learning how to surf and close to 9 of Europe’s best surfing beaches. In fact, Ericeira has the highest density of surf breaks in all of Portugal’s 7 surfing regions. This incredible cluster of surf spots — including the home of the ASP World Tour Surf Championship, Ribeira d’Ilhas — is packed into a spectacular 8-km / 5-mile stretch of coastline.

About our instructors

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A fun and stress-free environment is what we strive to provide beginners and experienced surfers alike. We are always happy to help with any aspect of your surfing journey, whether it’s technique, equipment, finding the right surf spot or any aspect of your stay in Portugal.

All Rapturecamp surf school Ericeira instructors are very knowledgeable about local spots and how they will suit your individual skill level, according to the conditions on any given day. Their combined 30+ years of surfing experience has helped them to become experts at judging the swell at different times and locations. Each instructor is qualified and holds a European license for surfing standards.

Things to keep in mind when choosing a surf school

Have fun

Learning to surf can be an exciting, fun and rewarding experience. As you progress you will gain a sense of achievement and pride. But there is no rush — enjoy yourself and the glory of catching your first wave. It’s a thrill that only a surfer can know!

Make sure you’re in good hands

When choosing a surf school, it’s important to known you will feel safe and that will be in competent and qualified hands.

Choose the best waves for learning how to surf

Another great aspect of our surf school in Ericeira is that you’ll have access to long, gentle, medium-sized waves like the ones at our local beach, Foz do Lizandro. This is crucial for developing proper technique. Other nearby spots, such as São Julião and Praia do Sul, are also suitable for beginners and learners.

Surf School Ericeira lessons, surf guiding, equipment and other services

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At Rapturecamps we offer both surf lessons and surf guiding. Surf lessons are held 6 days a week, with no lessons on Sundays. However, those who book weekly packages may use our equipment on Sundays at no extra cost.

If you would like to rent a wetsuit and surfboard without taking surf lessons, you may do for a daily fee.

Our expert surfguiding services mean that Rapturecamp instructors will take you to the breaks with the best conditions on that day for a small fee, depending on the location of the individual spot.

We also offer very affordable yoga lessons, surf-gear insurance (highly recommended) and airport transfers to and from Lisbon Airport.

Surfing lessons at Rapturecamps surf school Ericeira

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If you are a beginner at Rapturecamps surf school Ericeira we’ll teach you to important skills like how to handle your board with confidence, paddle out, catch a good wave and pop to your feet.

For basic run-down of what beginner lessons at Rapturecamp Surf School Ericeira consist of, including helpful videos, check out this page.

See you soon in Portugal!


Graham Land is a writer who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, earning an MA in History from Malmö University in Sweden. Graham writes on a variety of topics including the environment, politics and history.
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