N 38°57’45.9″ W 9°24’56.27″
At SurfaWhile we try to visit most of the surfing holidays that we offer every year. For example, we recently visited Zoï in Ericeira who had a great time there. We spoke to her briefly about her experiences at the Quinta Surfhouse in Ericeira.
The Ericeira surf holiday of Zoï
I really enjoy Ericeira! I am staying at Lapoint Lizandro surfhouse for a week. The house is located in Ericeira on the west coast of Portugal. I really like the town of Ericeira and although it is not that big, there is still plenty to do. But I do spend a lot of my time in the house itself, in the swimming pool, at the bar or at the skating bowl. It is super cool to see the skaters busy in the brand new skateramp.
It is the first time that I am traveling alone, so I had to wait and see if there would be nice people, but luckily that turned out to be the case, because I have really nice roommates. The surf camp is very international. People come from Scandinavian countries, but also from, for example, the United States, Japan and Germany, so that’s great fun! Many people also come here alone, which means that you are all in the same situation and you get to know people much faster. In addition, the staff is super nice, they are very cheerful and are always ready to help you.
It was the second time I surfed but the last time was four years ago, so I started at the beginner level. The surfing lessons are very good, I have an excellent instructor and we learn to surf in a small group, so you get a lot of attention from the instructor. Because of this my surfing really improved this vacation, and the development went a lot faster than I expected.
The breakfast in the surf camp is also fantastic! Every morning we get a delicious buffet with tasty sandwiches and fresh fruit. In the evening we usually go out to dinner with a group in one of the many restaurants of Ericeira. Some evenings and lunches we ate at the surf house, but personally I prefer to go out and experience Portuguese cuisine.
The holiday is so good that I am thinking about coming back next year. Maybe at this location, but I can also go to one of Lapoint’s other surf camps. In short: it is really a great holiday! Check out our page of the house Zoï stayed in to find out more about it!
Here is an article with more info about surfing in Ericeira
The surf house Zoï was staying in