The next wave
The majority of Portuguese pro surfers come from Ericeira due to the high quality of its waves. One of the longest breaks, Ribeira d’llhas, hosts two WSL competitions annually. Surf Ericeira – the area has many beaches for beginners to learn on with the best beach break – Foz do Lizandro – right outside our camp. For more experienced surfers Ericeira World Surfing Reserve offers many perfect left and right-hand reef breaks and tubes to ride.
Foz do Lizandro, our home sand beach, represents the perfect stomping ground for beginners. Its mellow waves and sandy bottom make it is a great place to learn how to surf. All of the breaks we frequent are within a 10km radius of the camp. The Atlantic Ocean can get very cold and the reefs can be sharp so we advise you to wear a 4/3 wetsuit and booties. In the summer the air temperature can reach highs of 30+°C so the cool water actually feels nice and refreshing.
Over the last 15 years, we have taught surfing to over 12.000 people around the world. The certified, knowledgeable instructors at our surf school make sure that you achieve your goals whether you are just starting out as a beginner or you are an advanced surfer who wants to improve their technique.
Before going out in the water, you will learn the basics of surfing and water safety in our surf theory class. You will also hear about surfing etiquette: what to do or not when paddling out and catching waves. Our local instructors are experienced professionals who know the area really well and will guide you through every surf lesson with passion and friendliness.Read more
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or seasoned expert, our instructors strive to provide you with a stress-free, fun and enjoyable learning environment where you can advance your skills. We are serious about teaching surfing technique and knowledge, helping to choose the proper equipment, getting you to the right surf spots for your specific skill level and taste.
Our instructors know the best spots according to each individual’s skill level and have a combined experience of 30 years surfing, they know many of the globe’s top surf locations and are extremely familiar with Portugal’s – and especially Ericeira’s – best break. They will take you to the best spot for your level depending on tides and weather conditions. Each of them is an expert in judging surf conditions, such as time and location, and all have a European license for surfing standards.
If you are taking surf lessons, our instructors will first teach you the basics in surf theory class. Afterwards, they will advise you on which break suits your skill level. They’ll show you how to pop up onto the board for the first time or how to improve your existing skills and get from riding to ripping.Read more
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