Why Us

Get a better sense of who we are

EIGHT REASONS TO LOVE US

It’s not that we’re full of ourselves, really, we just don´t have the time for false modesty. We know how good we are because we work tireless to improve. So, let us be blunt: You just found the best Surf Camp in Ericeira. Yes, self-serving words are meaningless – but our successful history surely it’s not. Have a look at some of the reasons to choose us.

TOP QUALITY

Carpe Diem is one of our favorite maxims. But we respect your time and money.

AWESOME LOCATION

In the heart of old town Ericeira, next to sandy beaches and all the hotspots.

COMPREHENSIVE OFFER

Accommodation, Surf Packs and Lessons, Rentals and other activities. You choose!

OUR OWN SURF SCHOOL

We run our own Surf School, certified by the Portuguese surf Federation and Tourism.

FRIENDLY STAFF

More than customers, you are our guests. Anything you need, please ask us.

BESPOKE EXPERIENCES

Not interested in a pre-made package? Pick what you want and build your own!

TRANSFERS SERVICE

Just landed in Portugal or going back to the airport? We take care of the transport.

FREE WI-FI

Throughout the Camp. We get it, we just can´t live without our phones anymore.

14

YEARS

+ 482

GUESTS

+ 5300

SURF LESSONS

44

BEDS

OUR JOURNEY, QUITE A RIDE!

We were so young in 2001! That’s the year we started to organize surf trips and temporary camps in Morocco and Ericeira. We liked it so much that we made it a living. And never stopped since. Ericeira Surf Camp and West Coast Surf School have been our life and our joy. What an amazing journey!

surf camp ericeira - Our History

2001

All Started in Taghazut!

Let us introduce you to… Ericeira Surf Camp! This was the year we created the brand. Our first physical location was next to Foz do Lizandro, a house with four bedrooms and capacity for 14 people. It had a gorgeous sea view and was perfectly located just 50 meters from the sea! And by 2005 our surf school was already on the move also.

surf camp ericeira - Our History

2005

The Birth of Ericeira Surf Camp

Let us introduce you to… Ericeira Surf Camp! This was the year we created the brand. Our first physical location was next to Foz do Lizandro, a house with four bedrooms and capacity for 14 people. It had a gorgeous sea view and was perfectly located just 50 meters from the sea! By this year, our surf school was already on the move also.

surf camp ericeira - Our History

2009

Hey, We Make Surfboards!

With the help our friend Jonnas, a Swedish engineer, we developed a robot to produce surfboards and started partnering with multiple brands and shapers. The most important for the project was Mica, founder of Mica Surfboards. Our project helped to increase the quality (and performance) of the surfboards.

surf camp ericeira - Our History

2011

A New Home for the Camp

In the midst of an historic financial crisis, we acquired a new place for Ericeira Surf Camp, right in the center of the village. The amazing building was then painted and decorated with the help of family and friends – a fun and ambitious DIY project that took us months to complete. But it was worthy! Improved conditions for all our guests.

surf camp ericeira - Our History

2017

A New Home for the School

Always looking to improve, we inaugurated West Coast Surf School new facilities, also in the center of Ericeira. Our instructors had been teaching surf since 2005, and in 2012 we opened a space in Carcavelos. But the new facilities in Ericeira, together with an enlarged structure, contributed decisively to make our school a reference in surf lessons.

MEET OUR TEAM

Come as a customer, leave as a friend. We’ll try our best to make you feel welcoming… but also that we deserve your money. We don´t take your trust for granted, will earn it day after day with the quality of our services and our passionate and experienced professionals.

Ericeira-Surf-Camp-Team-Boxe-Nuno

Former Pro surfer and current president of Ericeira Surf Schools Association. Also founder of West Coast Surf School.

NUNO GONÇALVES
Founder & CEO, Surf Instructor
Ericeira-Surf-Camp-Team-Boxe-Luis

The youngest member of the Surf crew, moved with his family to Ericeira when he was 15 years old and finds surfing a healthy addiction.

Luis Jorge
Surf Intructor
gui-portrait-why-us

In 2016 the brasilian Gui came to the camp and fell in love with the City and our mentality imidiatly. His love for surfing, the good connection with the people and his incredible knowledge make him a fantastic surfcoach who is keen to improve your surfing and show you the joy of being in the water.

Gui
Surf Intructor