June to August is the best season for beginners surfers with smaller and easy waves that are perfect to start learning to surf, but waves are still fun enough also for experienced surfers with the random bigger summer swell.
September to November and March to May are the best months with less crowd, good waves, and little wind. During this month's beginners and experts will both find waves suitable for their level.
December to February is the big waves season, and not many days are suitable for beginners (but we still try our best to find the right location to give surf lessons). These months are the best for experienced surfers looking to surf big waves.
Chill in Ericeira Surfhouse has the best view of Ericeira. From the windows of the rooms, you can see the village, beautiful sunsets and some of the best surf spots, like Foz do Lizandro, Pico do Futuro, Praia do Sul and Praia do Algodio, as well as the western point of Europe, Cabo da Roca.
It is located atop a small hill just above Praia do Sul and a 2-minute walk from the center of the village. Chill in Ericeira Surfhouse is made up of two houses from the 1960s that stand in front of each other, separated by the typical Portuguese cobblestone road. Since 2018, we have a 3rd house around the corner from the original ones.
Surf lessons & surfaris
The main activity we offer is surf lessons and you'll have the chance to start from zero or improve your surfing skills in one of the best surf destinations in the world. Lessons are held on the beach of Foz do Lizandro, a very surf-friendly beach break (sand bottom) that suits all levels. All equipment will be provided (board and wetsuit) and transport to and from the beach is included.
For more experienced surfers, we also offer Surfaris in the many famous and world-class spots around Ericeira: reef breaks, pointbreaks and punchy sandbars. We have them all!
If you wish to surf Peniche, we can organize a day trip for you. Both day trips and surf guiding can be arranged for a minimum of 2 people and we will charge an extra cost.
Touristics excursions & activities
We offer tours to nearby touristic sites such as the Mafra palace, Sintra town (Unesco heritage), Lisbon, Cascais, Obidos, Fatima (religious spot) and Cabo da Roca the western point of Europe.
In the rare flat days or in your free time, you can explore the surrounding coast of Ericeira by having a horse ride excursion. After a few days of surfing, you'll need some more relaxing activities to get back in the water with even more strength.
Around Ericeira, there are some famous golf resorts. If you're an expert player and want to keep up with practicing or if you want to try your first shots, we can organize it.
Chill in Ericeira grew out of our passion for surf and Ericeira and the will to welcome. Our main goal is to offer a fun and healthy environment so our guests can have the best possible experience while staying with us. Ou team is prepared to do all the magic that turns your stay here into an exciting and stylish experience.
Joana is a national surfing champion and long-time local of Ericeira, the greatest ambassador of Portuguese surfing. She became the first professional female surfer in Portugal and traveled worldwide to surf the best waves and compete at international competitions top level for more than 10 years. Joana's favorite place to live and surf is Ericeira, for the variety of spots and the perfection of the waves. She will surf with you in the best spots and give you some really valuable advice analyzing your vídeo and photos.
An Italian business student fell in love with this magic place called Ericeira and found the opportunity to move here by getting involved in the Chill in Ericeira Surfhouse. He's the person who will take care of you during the surf lessons and about all the aspects concerning the organization of the surf school. As an ISA (International Surfing Association) certified surf instructor, he will teach you the basics of surf or drive you to the best spots. He has various years of experience in teaching and surfing in Ericeira's spots.
Even being half German and half Portuguese, she is a real Ericeira local! She used to hang out at the beautiful beaches of Ericeira even before it became a worldwide known surf spot, but don't worry. She will not be the usual grumpy local that catches all the waves as she doesn't surf. She's just a real fanatic of watching good surf and one of the most respected persons in the surfing scene of Ericeira. She will take care of all aspects of the accommodation in Chill in Ericeira Surfhouse and make your stay the most comfortable and fun possible….she will also introduce you to the Ericeira nightlife. Expect some big nights out!