Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse

Portugal: Ericeira

Brand new surfcamp designed with passion and love. Cozy, comfortable and suited for beginners and pros alike. Feel at home!

The best staff ever! by Elena on March 21, 2016
If I had to choose the only one aspect of Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse which I loved the most, I'd say PEOPLE! That was definitely the best experience in terms of staff, since the guys definitely love what they do and do it with passion. Being a solo traveler, I sometimes feel strange when need to go out alone at nights, but the Chill In guys would go out with the guests every day, suggesting thee best and various places to go to.
The camp itself is great as well - perfect views over numerous surf spots from the surfhouse terrace and doing yoga on the roof at the sunset - what could be better?
The only thing to be aware of is that it's a bit chilly in the rooms, but after all - who cares? (and they provide small radiators).
I spent a week at Chill In, and had perfect surfing and holiday experience, though got injured (my own fault), but the guys took such a good care of me and encouraged me to surf after, gave all support and help I needed. Actually staying at that place made me start thinking about possibly moving to Ericeira for a longer term :)
Surf lessons were also one of the best I ever had!
Highly recommended!
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amaizing staff, shitty weather but lots of fun anyway by Nicolas on November 5, 2013
As I promised i review my stay at the chill in. Accomodation is lovely and the people who created the rooms gave every room its individual character. The breakfast was good as well. The surf in ericeira was quite bad when we stayed there but the camp offered a trip to peniche organized by another camp. Unfortunately my board snapped and it was not clear who will cover for that. Since the lesson was held by another camp they wanted me to refund the costs of the board. Since im still a student i was not pleased by that information and was a bit upset about the fact that i was supposed to pay for the board since i havent seen any rental conditions in advance. The owner of the CHILLIN surf camp decided to cover for the broken board in total...this was amaizing news for me and should not considered to be normal since they had nothing to do with it except of offering a trip to a surfable place. Long story short...THX again to all staff members and owners of the Chillin Surfcamp. Best part of the Camp is that you are really taken care of. Every evening we went with some staff members but especially with Danny and Eduardo who own the camp to local restaurants with AMAIZING food for fair money. One night they even bought some food at the supermarket and cooked for us. Really cool place to be...if you go to ericeira...GO THERE. You wont regret it! Cheers and see you soon!
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Better than I could have ever imagined! by Elisheva on October 24, 2013
I just got back from my 7 day surfing trip in Ericeira, Portugal - My friend and I had the most amazing time!
The weather was great, not a single rainy day even though it was October, so we were out surfing every day.
The hostel was a home away from home- the bright colours, the staff and the guests (experienced and beginner surfers) - we couldn't have been happier.
The surfing instruction was very professional (Miguel!!!) and the instructors made us feel comfortable to go after the big waves (we traveled to 4 different beaches).

The atmosphere in the evenings was amazing, we went out to dinner / drinks/ dancing- there was something for everyone's comfort level. The staff occasionally joined us in our evenings out, always with a genuine interest to hang out with us, and never as a "keep the clients happy kinda feel".

My friend inquired about the yoga classes and it was arranged immediately - people in the hostel heard about the class and almost everyone signed up in the end (there was a real feeling of community even though we were complete strangers at the start).

The staff were really helpful with the little things too: Helping choose the right wetsuit for those who wanted to buy their own for future surfing (at a greatly reduced price too), picking up our 10 pizzas we ordered one evening after a double surf session and offering us a lift to here and there if we needed it. Eduardo, Johanna and the rest of the staff were really great!

I originally booked as a solo traveler but a friend joined me in the end, however I now know, that even if I had gone by myself- it would still have been amazing (there were many more solo female travelers learning to surf!)

We highly recommend this holiday we booked through LUEX (via Phil) and can't wait to go back.
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Chill in Ericeira Surfing Camp by Elena on September 24, 2013
I have very positive experience with the trip! Everything was wonderful: the camp, staff, teaching, the city, weather! I highly recommend this camp for all kind of surfers. I am a beginner, but there were some experienced surfers and they just went to the other beaches, where the waves were much bigger. The staff of the camp is very friendly and warm! The atmosphere is relaxing. There is everything! After the lessons you can do what ever you want!
I wanna say extra that the teaching was really awsome! The teachers were always there for us and gave the tipps permanently during the lessons. Thank you for promoting this place! It is really cool!
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Perfekte Zeit by Pia on August 21, 2013
Als uns 'Chill in Ericeira' empfohlen wurde, stellten wir uns zwar schon eine tolle Zeit vor. Wir hätten aber nie das erwartet, was wir letztendlich erlebten: nicht nur, dass wir in einem bis ins kleinste Detail liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus kamen und von drei absolut immer gut gelaunten und hilfsbereiten Besitzen umsorgt wurden. Auch unser Frühstücksmann und unser Abend-Entertainer sorgten für immer gute Laune und lustige Momente. Neben einem schon sehr guten Chicken-BBC wurde in unserem Haus auch ein exzellentes Fish-BBC veranstalten, welches einfach nur köstlich war. Ebenso wie alle anderen Lokale, die in der Woche von unserem Abend-Entertainer ausgewählt wurden.
Unsere Surftlehrer konnten uns viel vermitteln und trotz einer recht großen Gruppe wurden wir alle individuell und aufmerksam betreut (auch als Anfänger eine perfekte Sache). Die Organisation war tadellos!

Alles in allem war unser einwöchiger Aufenthalt in Ericeira eine unvergessliche Zeit, an die wir gerne zurück denken. Mit unseren anderem im Haus wohnenden 'Mitbewohnern' pflegen wir weiterhin Kontakt und planen bereits unseren nächsten Urlaub...

Wer wirklich seine Seele baumeln lassen will und sicherlich einer der schönsten Plätze der Welt entdecken will, dem kann ich nur empfehlen: SOFORT BUCHEN!!!
PS: Aber auf jeden Fall einen Schal mitnehmen. Der Wind kann gerade morgens ein wenig kühler sein ;-)
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2 Weeks at Chill In by Kilian on August 7, 2013
If you ever need to take a break from study or work or anything else is upsetting and stressing you a home, than you really should take one or better two weeks off and go to Ericeira at Chill In. Edo, Dani and Joanna really made a excellent work when they built this Surfcamp! The atmosphere will make you forget about time running out and you will just enjoy all the beautiful experience of surfing one of the best spot in europe! go for it!!!
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