Yoga and surfing go together. They compliment one another in terms of physical fitness in areas like balance, flexibility, strength and control. They also have many other aspects in common, such as ancient origins and — for some — a strong spiritual aspect.
It’s no wonder why so many surfers practice yoga, whether it’s to improve their concentration, motor skills and conditioning, or simply to relax or wind down after an intense session of shredding. If you are a serious surfer or just someone who likes to catch a few waves now and then, there are many reasons why you should do yoga.
Enjoy the best of both worlds at Rapture Yoga Surfcamp Portugal
Located in Ericeira, our Yoga Surfcamp Portugal offers very affordable yoga lessons for all our guests. Our fully qualified, certified and experienced yoga instructors will help you with the poses, or asanas, that are most useful for surfing.
Breakfast, followed by a relaxing, but invigorating, yoga session is the perfect way to begin a day filled with surfing some of the best, most consistent waves in the world.
Yoga is great for surfers because it includes of so many exercises and poses that are extremely effective for strengthening your core, stretching your muscles, improving your balance and controlling your breathing. These can enhance your surfing abilities as well as keep you in good shape.
Ericeira is truly something special — just ask the Save the Waves Coalition, which selected it as Europe’s first and only World Surfing Reserve. CNN Travel also chose Ericeira as the only European entry for its 4 super swell surf towns. At our Yoga Surfcamp Portugal you can surf Europe’s best waves, practice yoga in a peaceful and beautiful natural setting, and relax on a clean, environmentally certified Blue Flag beach, located just steps from Rapture HQ.
For beginners and experts alike, our Yoga Surfcamp Portugal is within 20 km/12 mi — or 10 minutes by car — of all of Ericeira’s famous surf spots, including hollow-point breaks and reefs and long beach waves. Ericeira is home many of Portugal’s pro surfers due to its world-class breaks like Ribeira d’Ilhas, which hosts two annual world surfing competitions, including part of the ASP World Tour Surf Championship.
And that’s not all — Ericeira is close to many historical sights and the perfect spot for many additional nature-based activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, paddle surfing, swimming and other water sports.
When you’re not surfing, doing yoga or other active pursuits, enjoy the great local food, wine and atmosphere. Come experience this amazing place and see what all the fuss is about!
Accommodation at Yoga Surfcamp Portugal
Accommodation at Rapturecamps Portugal comprises of rooms at our surf house, private apartments or staying in our Surf Resort cottages and villa.
Rapture Yoga and Surfcamp HQ is a big 2-story traditional Portuguese villa, 15 minutes on foot from Ericeira town centre and just a few steps from the long and mellow waves of Foz do Lizandro beach. Surfing conditions are visible from the windows of our lounge, where guests are free to watch TV or a surfing DVD.
The house also features a large dining room and free Wi-Fi Internet. Our rear garden is a great place to lie down in the sun on a daybed and enjoy a beer or glass of one of the many fine regional wines.
Private accommodation at Rapture Yoga and Surfcamp Portugal consists of 3 apartments, which are next to the villa and feature beach and/or countryside views. All apartments are fully equipped with bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room and BBQ facilities.
Surf Resort accommodation
Another option is to stay at our nearby Surf Resort, also close to Foz do Lizandro beach. The resort features both a traditional Portuguese whitewashed villa and two rustic wooden bungalows. Both options sleep up to 4 people. The villa is a typical country house and features one bedroom, sitting room, private kitchen, shower room/WC and large terrace. Bungalows have wooden interiors, sitting room, bedroom, shower room/WC and access to a shared kitchen.
Our surf resort was showcased as one of the Guardian newspaper’s Five of Portugal’s best surf lodges piece.
Services at Yoga Surfcamp Portugal
- Surf lessons
- Surf guiding
- Yoga lessons
- Surf-gear insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Pickup and drop off services at Lisbon Airport
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