Ericeira is a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Portugal. It has been popular with surfers for many years and it still draws crowds from around the globe today. The area around Ericeira consists mainly of white sandy beaches and rocky cliffs which makes it ideal for surfing. Due to the Ericeira area being so popular with surfers there are a number of local Ericeira Surf shops and Ericeira Surf schools.
When to go Surfing in Ericeira
The best time to visit the Ericeira surf spots is between September and March Ericeira’s summer Ericeira season. It Ericeira surf spot is located on Ericeira’s promenade and Ericeira parking garage which are both tourist attractions in Ericeira themselves The wind normally blows from the southwest as well as being offshore for most of the year. During the winter months Ericeira’s water temperature drops and you can expect the swell to slow down as well however Ericeira still provides some great surfing conditions.
Information about Ericeira Surfing Spots
Ericeira surf spots are generally deep with fast sweeping sections that are best suited for intermediate or above surfers. There is a great atmosphere at the Ericeira surf spots.
A few of the best Ericeira Surfing Spots:
Praia do Sul
Praia do Sul is another popular Ericeira surfing spot because of its diversity, it has different types of beaches that are suitable for all ages. Moreover, there are many places where you can try to catch a wave and hang out with your friends near the coastline.
Praia da Baleia
This is a popular Ericeira surfing spot because it provides shelter from the wind, and also has access to cliffs that are great for snorkelling.
Praia dos Pescadores
This Ericeira surfing spot is located in the centre of town and it has a small road that you can drive to easily. Moreover, the waves are suitable for all levels of surfers, whether you are an experienced one or not.
Praia da Foz do Lizandro
Praia do Lizandro is suitable only for experienced surfers because there are strong currents that are not recommended to non-surfers. This beach is great for those who want to swim and hang out with their friends in peace.
Surfing Schools and Surf Hostels In Ericeira
Chill in Ericeira Surf House
Accessible to Praia do Sul and Praia da Beleia is the Chill in Ericeira surf House. You can stay overnight here in one of the dorms and book surf school and surf safaris here.
Rapture Surfcamp Portugal
Rapture Surfcamp Portugal is located in Praia da Foz do Lizandro just 30 minutes away from the centre of Ericeira. They offer shared and private rooms for your accommodation and also have apartments next door if you would like to rent a full apartment. There is a rooftop terrace and table tennis table. As well as surf lessons they also offer yoga and SUP.
Rapture surf camp actually have surf schools all around the world including Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Bali, so you can be sure that they are great at what they do.
Surf Riders Ericeira
One of the best Surf Schools in the area is Surf Riders Ericeira. You can book surf lessons, surf camp and yoga on their website. The Surfriders Camp is located at Aldeamento Moinhos do Mar, Rua 1 , Casa 3, 2655-210 Ericeira.
Other Great Destinations for Surfing in Portugal
If you are interested in other great destinations for surfing then check out Nazare and Peniche. The largest wave ever surfed in the world was at Nazare!