Ericeira Travel Guide

Tu as enfin planifié ton surf trip à Ericeira? Parfait!

Nous voulons te filer les meilleures infos pour que ton voyage soit le plus riche et excitant possible.
Comme partout ailleurs, voici quelques règles élémentaires à respecter si tu viens surfer à Ericeira:Lorsque tu atteins le line up, veille à ce que les personnes arrivées avant toi aient les vagues du premier set. Ton tour arrivera sur le prochain set. Ensuite, assure-toi que chacun prenne des vagues tour à tour. Si tu ne taxes pas les autres surfeurs, ceux-ci ne te taxeront pas non plus. N’est-ce pas le pire sentiment que de perdre ta vague parce que quelqu’un se trouve dans le chemin? Afin de ne pas provoquer toi-même cette situation, rappelle-toi de toujours revenir au pic par le(s) côté(s). Si tout le monde suit cette règle, personne ne sera jamais dans le chemin de personne. Toutes les plages d’Ericeira sont entourées de rochers. Tu peux donc facilement te faire emporter vers ceux-ci. Pour ne pas être surpris, check bien le vent et les courants en arrivant sur la plage. Le plus souvent, ils vont ensemble.

Les spots d’Ericeira fonctionnent au mieux lorsque les conditions sont glassy (pas de vent) et/ou offshore (vent d’est). Pour connaître le vent et les autres conditions météos, utilize Windguru Ericeira. Comme la qualité de certaines vagues dépend fortement des marées, il est important d’en connaître l’horaire et les coefficients. Informe-toi à ce sujet sur Magicseaweed. Si tu débutes, nous te conseillons de venir à Ericeira entre mai et fin août. Pour les surfeurs expérimentés, la meilleure saison s’étend généralement de septembre à décembre.

Ericeira a beaucoup de vagues de classe mondiale, et ce, pour différents niveaux de surfeurs. Si tu es expérimenté, tu peux y surfer tous les types de vagues: reef, point et beach breaks. Si tu manques encore un peu d’expérience, essaie d’éviter les reef et point breaks. Concentre-toi plutôt sur les beach breaks, comme Foz do Lizandro ou São Julião. Nous te donnons ce conseil pour deux raisons : premièrement, tu risquerais de te blesser sur les rochers et, deuxièmement, les nombreux bons surfeurs au line up réduiraient tes chances de prendre des vagues. Idéalement, essaie de te trouver un coin sur la plage avec moins de monde: au moins tu es entouré, au plus tu prends des vagues et au plus vite tu progresses. Réserver une place dans un surfcamp ou prendre des cours dans une école de surf est une bonne idée. Ericeira a beaucoup de surfcamps et d’écoles, assure-toi juste qu’ils aient une licence pour enseigner et que les profs sachent surfer!  N’oublie pas de demander un reçu après avoir payé ton cours ou ton séjour. Voici les endroits que nous te suggérons : Tiago Pires Surf School, Mellowmove Surfcamp and Na Onda. Si tu es expérimenté et que tu veux louer une planche, tu peux nous rendre visite au The Surfboard Shop.

Si tu as la moindre question à propos des règles en surf, des conditions météos, des spots ou des écoles, n’hésite pas à nous contacter. Nous sommes toujours heureux d’améliorer la qualité, la sécurité et le fun de tes vacances, que tu sois à Ericeira ou ailleurs.


Where to eat:

If you want to surprise your dearest with a gourmet dinner during sunset, reserve a table at SUL.

Bifana or Prego is the Portuguese hamburger and essential for a hungry surfers stomach. You get them everywhere, but the best one you find in LEBRE. Don´t forget to upgrade your Bifana with cheese and onions!

The Portuguese coast is famous for it´s world-class seafood. If your pocket is stuffed have dinner at BRISA. These guys have the eye to select the best pieces for you.

If you want to eat seafood without spending much money have a plate of delicate Portuguese shrimps (the smallest ones) at MARISQUEIRA DE RIBAMAR in Ribamar on the way to the surf spot Coxos. There you can get delicious plates of mixed seafood as well, but make sure you bring your friends because they are huge!

What a beautiful sunset, perfect for a glass of wine and tapas with a view to the ocean. MAR DAS LATAS does not just offer local wine, homebrewed beer and fish tapas but also regional and national specialties. It is essential for our environment to support the closest around us: Have a try of the Santana wine produced in Mafra (next to Ericeira), a delicate Azorean tuna can with sweet potato (my favorite!) and beer produced in Ericeira.

Tapas are a very fun way to eat with your friends: order, talk, talk, order more, talk more.. That you can do perfectly in TIK TAPAS especially if your favorite soccer team is playing!

A perfect party night starts with some drinks at the Mexican bar and restaurant CALAVERA.

You can get the best croissants in the small and hidden bakery SALOIA. If you´d like it rather savory, try the best "marendainha" in Ericeira.

Have you ever been to a place where nothing else gets sold except three kinds of cookies kept in huge colored jars? Then go to the traditional CASA GAMA, the oldest business house in Ericeira.

NA ONDA served the best Sushi in town. Enjoy your delicious sunset dinner at the beach Foz do Lizandro. Dont forget to reserve during summer time.

Simply everybody likes Pizza! Every local will ensure you that PÃO D´ALHO serves the best Pizza in Ericeira. Healthy tip: Try the tomato soup!

Fresh baked and healthy bread for breakfast? PÃOZINHO DAS MARIAS bakes it with cereals, poppy seeds and integral flour.

LOJA DA AMELIA is one of the finest gourmet shops in Portugal. If you feel like cake and tea check out the little coffee hidden inside.

Enjoy Coffee as a speciality itself! At KFÉ you can try not only different kinds, but different preparations of coffee. Of course together with a delicious breakfast or brunch.

If you want to eat a good steak - man food they call it - have a delicious pepper steak at TIK TAK. They serve excellent wine as well!

Summer equal ice cream! You find home made one at BLUE ICE. Secret tip: Try the Kinder Bueno flavor.

A huge toast and a fresh smoothie makes your snack perfect at BAMBOO BAR.

You are in Portugal and finally want to see old fishing women screaming and bargaining for there fish? So go in the morning to the MERCADO were you can buy local fruits and veggies as well.

GAFANHOTO serves good and cheap traditional Portuguese food. My favorite: Rabbit or chicken stew.

Sunset, beach, beer, good vibes and great pizza combines PIZZA MOBILE with a view to São Lourenço beach.

MAR D´AREIA is the place to eat good and fresh grilled fish in the center of Ericeira.

Every Wednesday in the summer the bar TUBO collaborates with his neighbors to make a street party.

Ericeira´s most famous disco OURIÇO is considered to be the first one in entire Portugal.

Where to go:

The TIAGO PIRES SURF SCHOOL offers lessons and courses not just for beginners but also for experienced surfers who want to progress their skills.

Wanna learn everything about the World Surfing Reserve Ericeira? Check out the surfer museum at TURISM ERICEIRA.

Looking for surf lessons or rental equipment? You find everything at NA ONDA at Foz do Lizandro.

Change your surfboard to a skateboard and rock at the QUIKSILVER SKATEPARK. They rent all equipment you need.

Have a romantic walk on the HARBOR OF ERICEIRA till the jetty. It is not allowed to bring cars.

Meet us at THE SURFBOARD SHOP for coffee and chat  Here you can get your custom made Mica Surfboard, rental equipment, surfboard ding repair service, information and tips or simply a nice ride on the skate ramp.

Remember the old black and white movies where man sit in lines reading newspaper and wait for their turn to get shaved? Take a seat and wait for your turn at BABEIRO NETO.

BE YOU is a biological and organic supermarket. They serve healthy, local and conscious meals at lunch time. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat for a Pilates lesson!

Looking for a nice present for your girlfriend? We have an idea: Offer her a spa experience at ESSENTIALS.

Where to stay:

MELLOWMOVE is a nice, familiar and chilled surf camp in the beautiful village of São Lourenço.

ERICEIRA VILLA is a beautiful urban quinta with a big garden, pool and tennis court offers realaxing stays in lightful private rooms or dorms.

Do you like it cozy and familiar? Stay with Lucy and her family at NALU SURFCAMP She is not just an amazing host, but chef as well. Your breakfast eggs come from her own chickens and vegetables for dinner from her garden.

With a beautiful sea view to the bay of São Lourenço the comfortable COXOS HOUSE offers enough space for the entire family. If you are coming alone or with a friend you can rent a single room too. Contact us for more details.

Stay in the modern and cozy SÃO LOURENÇO HOUSE. The house is just a walk away from the beach São Lourenço and if you stay at home instead you can watch the beautiful landscape through the big windows. Contact us for more details.

You can get fun, party and surfing all-inclusive at LAPOINT SURFCAMP. Contact us for more details.


By the way, always good to know :)

Police: 112 or 00351 261 866 700
Firefighters: 00351 261 863 334
Tourism Information: 00351 261 863 122
Health Center "Centro de Saúde": 00351 261 860 650
Health Clinic Atlântida (private): 00351 261 863 634
Water Patrol: 00351 261 866 070