Portuguese Mecca of Surf
Originally the holiday resort of European royalty, Ericeira is now heralded as the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira serves up world-class surf along 8 km of pristine coastline. It is a celebrated World Surfing Reserve. The unspoiled fishing village, just 30k from Lisbon, has retained all of its historic charm with its labyrinth of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses set high on the cliffs above the azure blue Atlantic.
Waves and accommodation
The real treasure however lies in the ocean where wave hunters tunnel in and out of the perfect barrels of iconic breaks like Ribeira d’Ilhas, Foz do Lizandro and Coxos. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back surf shack or a spacious villa with sea views, travelers can find their ideal spot to root down and rest up after a long day of countless waves. Friendly lodges with ample lounging areas to make new friends, surf houses where the tales of perfect waves and hidden bays come rolling in like the Atlantic waves just beyond your window. The surf camps where you live and breathe those breaks with your buddies can all be found close to town. Surf springs up from all along this stretch of coast with waves for all abilities in tucked away bays or breaking over irresistible clean sandy beaches.
Surfing in Ericeira kicks off in April, hots up to boardshorts surfing in mid-summer, and continues all the way through to late October. The geographical diversity of this area promises good conditions and consistent swell for all surfing abilities. Waves come pouring in from the Atlantic in mellow beach breaks, fast breaking reef breaks, point breaks, lefts and rights. Thanks to the multiple niches and coves that break up the coastline there is always good surf to be found.
How better to reward your ripping than with fresh caught fish or grilled lobster? Ericeira is famous not only for its spectacular surf but also for its tantalizing gastronomy. The unpolluted waters have provided locals with the freshest seafood for centuries and the restaurants in town serve up traditional recipes which draw in the foodies from all over Portugal.
Budget or Luxus Surf Holidays
Surfers can choose from a wide choice of accommodation based here in Ericeira. Comfort and style can be found whether you’re watching your wallet or looking for something a little more luxurious. Cool hostels and lodges are ideal for laid-back travellers who love to explore new places and make new friends. Surfcamps take care of your lodging, rental and surf lessons and create a sense of camaraderie whilst cruising waves and chilling back at the camp. Surfhouses with sea vistas and sweet pools for relaxing are ideal for groups and friends who want to soak up the surf vibes. Whether it’s your first time surfing or you’re a well seasoned water-warrior, you’re sure to find surfing Valhalla in Ericeira. If you’re a solo wanderer or yogi-bum there’s friendly rippers and sticky mats waiting to welcome you with open arms. Couples can cozy up in the romantic village cafes and stroll through tree lined plazas and everyone can revel late into the night in the lively bars that crop up all over town during summer.
Packages are available to suit all travelers from full-board to basic and can include options such as board rental, instruction, trips and guiding. Trip-tailoring is possible and any personal requirements can be catered for. If you’re after surfing adventure, stunning natural landscape and rich cultural village life then give the Luex team a call. Our friendly experts are on hand to answer any questions, offer sound advice and ensure a painless booking process. Let Luex deliver you to the doorstep of a certified sick surf trip.