Chill & Surf with us
Learn how to Surf with us!
The Chillin Surf School
The waves in Ericeira are regarded as some of the best in the world. Here you’ll find long beaches that are perfect for beginners, alongside incredible point breaks that will leave even the most seasoned surfers breathless. Choose the surf course that suits your level of surfing best and enjoy the expertise and knowledge of our great surf instructors.
1 to 4 lessons | 40€ per lesson
5 to 6 lessons | 38€ per lesson
7+ lessons | 36€ per lesson
1st Wave Ever
Level 1 | LEARN THE BASICS OF SURFING
New to surfing? Don’t worry, we got your back! In our beginner lessons, you’ll learn the basics of surfing. Our skilled and passionate surf instructors will make sure that you become comfortable in the white water waves, teach you how to position yourself on the board, practice how to stand up, ride and catch the white waves.
*Be aware though – once you have ridden that first wave, you might never want to come back to land.
Surf the Green
Level 2 | SURF THE GREEN WAVES
There’s nothing like the feeling of catching your first green waves on your own!
Paddle out to the lineup and catch the green waves. Learn how to turn on the waves and feel the adrenalin of your first drops.
Level 3 | PERSONALIZED SURF COACHING
Looking to take your surfing to the next level? Book a private surf coaching with the former Portuguese National Surf Champ, and one of the Chill In Ericeira owners, Joana Rocha.
With her fun-loving energy and years of experience, Joana can help you improve your surfing skills.
Level 4 | DISCOVER THE SURFING RESERVE SPOTS AND BEYOND
If you don’t want to waste your time driving to the wrong spots and guessing where the conditions could be good we can make your trip hassle free and drive you to the best spots in Ericeira and the surroundings to make sure you’ll maximise your time surfing quality waves and not stressing about deciding where and when to go. We only allow on surf guiding surfers that can catch waves by themself.
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The Chill in Instructors
Miguel is our head instructor, a veteran of portuguese surfing and 3x longboard national champ. Although Miguel doesn’t teach the surf lessons often, when he does you most likely will receive a game changing advice. Miguel has surfed countless places around the world, but Ericeira holds a special place in his heart. He prefers his surfboard to be ‘big, thick and soft’ and his ice cream cold
Has a level 3 surf instructor certification from the Portuguese surf federation
João Maria is Miguel’s eldest son, has surfed as long as he can remember. As latino as he come, José, (also known as Zé Maria), will bring his sass to brighten your surf lesson with a quick comment and a cheeky smile. His favorite spot to surf in Ericeira is Riberia d’Ilhas. His favorite meal is anything cooked by his grandma and when it comes to ice cream flavors, he’ll pick anything other than strawberry.
Has a level 1 surf instructor certification from the Portuguese surf federation and working on level 2
He’s not a natural born surfer as he is from Italy and only started surfing around 14 years old but he compensates that with a big dedication spending as much time in the Ocean as possible, He transitioned from being a business management student to an expert surf teacher having recently achieved his leve 2 surf instructor certification from the Portuguese surf federation.
He loves big waves in particular at his favourite spot Coxos
Surf Lessons | FAQ
– Max 5 students per instructor – Approximately 1,5-2 hours in the water – Surfboard and wetsuit included – Basic theory and techniques of surfing – Safety procedures – Useful tips and tricks – Transportation to/from the beach
The beginner course is for you surfing for the very first time or that haven’t surfed for a while and want to go through the basics one more time. We guarantee you a fun introduction to surfing. Our surf instructors will happily share the stoke when you catch your very first white water wave and help you catch as many waves possible.
Our instructors will take you to the best part of the beach where you will be able to catch the most white water wash and broken waves. The goal is to have the most fun possible. You’ll be surfing easy, smaller waves at sandy beaches or easy reef breaks ensuring a safe and comfortable introduction to surfing.
Our intermediate lessons are designed for you who can catch and ride white water waves comfortably on your own. Level 2 will focus on getting to the lineup. Our surf instructors will teach you to catch green waves and ride the face of the wave instead of going straight in the white water.
Our knowledgeable instructors will take you to the best spots according to the conditions and make sure you have a fun and safe time in the water. You’ll be surfing the green waves at sandy beaches or reef breaks.
– Max 5 students per instructor – Approximately 1,5-2 hours in the water – Equipment included – Safety procedures – Paddling technique – Personal advice on how to improve – Transportation to/from the beach – Video analysis (Extra cost)