WHERE WE ARE: Located on the hills surrounding the small city of Ericeira, looking over the São Julião spot, MokaSurfhouse is the perfect place to discover some of the best waves in Europe. MokaSurfhouse is 5 minutes by car from the center of Ericeira, an old fishermen village featuring typical light-blue and white houses facing the ocean. Restaurants and night clubs are increasingly crowded by turists every year. You can enjoy the fresh fish that arrives daily at the little harbor, and the numerous surfshops, as well as the warm welcoming of the locals.
THE HOUSE: MokaSurfhouse is a Portuguese style villa. The house has a large garden and a terrace with a view of the ocean and, beyond the hills, of the Palácio Nacional de Mafra. The house offers double rooms, twin rooms and shared rooms (max 4 people) with common bathrooms (bed sheets and towels are provided at arrival), a large dining-room with a fully equipped kitchen for guests, external barbecue and a relax area, tv and video.
Other facilities and services: free wi-fi, dvd and video projection, laundry service, professional photo and video service, surflessons, airport transfer, transfer to-from beach / to-from center of Ericeira.
THE CAMP: For those who want to learn surfing or improve their level, MokaSurfhouse suggests the surfcamp package! For a week we will be taking you to the best surfing spots in the area where you can have a completely safe try-out of your first take-off and you will be catching your first waves. You will find qualified instructors at the beach to guide you step by step and to provide you with all of the necessary equipment. At the end of your lesson, you will be taken back to the Moka house, tired but happy!
WORLD SURFING RESERVE: The coast surrounding Ericeira, renowned worldwide for the quality, consistency and regularity of its waves, offers in a range of few kilometers an incredible variety of surf spots and beaches. You will find waves for all levels! The São Julião and Foz da Lizandro spots to the south offer beach breaks perfect to learn surfing or to improve it safely. On the right days their sandbanks offer you waves of optimal quality and allow surfing even when elsewhere the sea conditions would not let it.
Proceeding north along Ericeira’s small town lie a series of mostly rocky spots following one another: Praia do Sul with the Furnas break point, Praia do Norte, Praia da Empa with the Pedra Branca and Reef peaks, two tubing waves (one left and the other right) more challenging than the previous. A few hundred meters to the north, in a beach nestled in a rocky cove, you will find the long right wave of Ribeira D'Ilhas: a great consistent spot that works with any tide and, especially with an W/NW swell, offers waves hundreds of meters long. Perhaps the most famous spot in Ericeira, is also suitable for low-to-medium level surfers.
Top-level waves await you further to the north: the Cave’s radical reef and the fast Crazy Left point anticipate what is regarded as Ericeira’s best wave, Coxos, a perfect right point that produces a powerful tubing wave in a landscape still unsullied and well preserved. Without doubt one of the Portugal’s best waves.
NOT ONLY SURF: Ericeira is also a perfect starting point for discovering the many attractions of the Estremadura region: not far from the famous old village of Sintra, one of the most popular historical well-known locations in Portugal which has also been declared, since 1995, a Unesco Human Heritage and natural park of Tapada Nacional de Mafra, a charming location for those who love nature. If you are interested in spending a day walking along the small streets of Baixa and Chiado, or taking pleasure in an evening between Alfama and Bairro Alto, Lisbon is easily reached either by car or by bus (around 40 minutes ride).
Write us an enquiry with the time period you desire. We will reply immediately and are happy to answer all your questions. Hope to see you soon - your Moka team!