Ericeira is located on the westernmost tip of continental Portugal. The town has strong seafaring traditions and has a rich history as a stepping stone for legendary explorations, adventurers and voyagers and is an ideal location for a Portugal Surf Trip.

This old fishing community of Ericeira is picturesquely draped across sandstone cliffs, floating above the Atlantic Ocean. The traditional whitewashed town is popular with Portuguese tourists seeking a quick weekend getaway and is equally renowned for spectacular ocean vistas and excellent seafood restaurants.

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Ericeira is one of Europe’s prime surfing destinations and was designated as one of nine World Surfing Reserves around the globe.

Wave riders from all over the world come here for the great waves of all levels – from beginner beach breaks such as Foz do Lizandro to world famous reef breaks like Ribeira de Ilhas.

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Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

A key component of our teaching philosophy is video and photo reviews, helping to track your progress and giving you focussed goals to work on throughout the program. All progress tracking, photos and videos we take of you are yours to take home at the end of your SSA adventure, giving you a great reference for continued progression whenever and wherever you surf.



We have chosen a boutique style surf-lodge which is located in the historic centre of Ericeira – a recently lovely renovated old town house from 1950’s. The rooms and lodge is entirely inspired by the Atlantic. You will find little pieces from the sea decorated here and there or a large collection of Retro Style Surfboards in various shapes, constructions or tails.

The lodge is just a few steps away from the central Praça the restaurants, bars or shops.

The rooms vary from single rooms to double / twin rooms.

So, it is your choice – just let us know.

Breakfast is included in all packages, but due to the many options for lunch and evening meals in and around Ericeira, we allow our guests to explore the scene as a group or by themselves.

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  • Round trip transportation from Lisbon International (LIS) to Ericeira and back via private shuttle taxi
  • (7) Nights accommodations at the gorgeous SSA host surf camp sitting right in the midst of the centuries old town some 5 minutes to the beach
  • Breakfast daily
  • All waters, juices, coffee
  • All land and sea transportation to all of the surf spots around the island
  • Daily surf sessions with surf coach in the water / surf sessions videoed
  • Daily surf analysis sessions with our surf coach to break down your current surf skill set and focus on improving your overall approach in catching and surfing waves
  • Safari Surf Adventures concierge / staff to help with on location details if / when needed
  • Participation in some local adventure / cultural activities
  • Copy of all video & photographs of your surf trip
  • Final video analysis – providing you a guideline on what you need to continue to develop as you move forward with your surfing


  • Lunch and evening meal
  • Drinks (outside of breakfast)
  • Insurance (we recommend everyone to carry an insurance to cover health / injuries, damage, travel). You will need to sign a liability waiver with SSA
  • Wetsuit (possible to rent)


World surfing reserve

Ericeira is a world surfing reserve – so you are at the right spot to check out these incredible and beautiful waves. Some information how it became such can be found at:
At the main square Praça da República in the centre of town you can find a small museum of the World Surfing Reserve and all the different breaks in the area and the tourist information as well.

Go for a stroll

Go walking in the centre of the village and fill its pulse. Also go to the seafront, near the main hotel, and see the old seafood nurseries. Nowadays they are obsolete, but in ancient times this place was where they breed the lobsters and sea urchins that served all the village restaurants. Since you’re wandering the village’s centre, go to the harbour. It was from this harbour that the last Portuguese king fled in exile to Brazil with the beginning of the Republic period.


Get out of Ericeira and go to Mafra, just a 15-minute drive, to visit Mafra National Palace. This 18th-century palace-monastery is a monumental construction and was a secondary residence for the Portuguese royal family:
Ericeira is a 50 km drive from Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, and from Sintra, one of UNESCO’s sites. If you want to check out the dynamics of Lisbon or visit sites like the Pena Palace or Quinta da Regaleira.

Other sports

Other sport activities you can do is Skateboarding in the Skate Park just at our surf centre, go Mountain Biking in the Sierra da Sintra or just hiking along the beaches – we are always happy to support you with any tips and hints – just ask us!



Your Safari Surf Adventures surf coaching program will be led by our experienced and passionate local team. We will guide you to level appropriate waves and employ the unique SSA training curriculum in and out of the water.

In all our locations, SSA supports local projects which help alleviate the problem of marine little and marine plastics. On every surf adventure with us, you will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved with our sustainability vision.