Don’t you wish you knew exactly what to expect from your stay before booking a surf holiday somewhere? To make your decision easier we thought we would do a little “Day in the Life” of Surfiberia. Keep reading to see how a typical day at the lodge unfolds.
First things first. Breakfast.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even more so when you’re going to be duelling with the waves of the Atlantic, so we take it very seriously at the lodge.
Each morning our dining table is laid with fresh fruit, juicy melon and natural yoghurt that you can load into one of our sustainable coconut bowls, courtesy of Ulu Bowls.
Indulge in some local Sintra honey or sweet raspberry jam on freshly baked bread from the bakery down the road or have some Portuguese presunto, creamy brie or Azores cheese instead. A selection of cereals is also on offer and of course no morning would be complete without a good coffee. You can help yourselves to a cup from the Nespresso machine. Or if you are more partial to a cup of tea we have the proper stuff (PG tips – Elliss couldn’t live without them) and a choice of fruit or green teas.
Next up. Surf lessons.
Once breakfast has been digested it’s off to the beach for the day’s surf lesson.
We have 4 beaches within walking distance, perfect for your surf holiday. The best one is Praia Pequena. A beach break with loads of sand and plenty of room, a far cry from the crowded waters of Ericeria in the Summer.
We are all about quality over quantity and therefore keep our groups to a maximum of 5 people per coach. Our aim is to provide our guests with a more personal experience and we’re dedicated to improving your level of surfing during your stay.
You will be taught by Luis Eyre, lodge owner and head coach. Luis is 4 times British Champion and used to surf on the World Qualifying Series, ranking in the top 6 in Europe during his competitive years. His happiness in the ocean is so evident it’s contagious and his wealth of knowledge will be passed on during your lessons giving you the best possible start to learning to surf or improving your level if you already can.
Post Lesson Chill.
After a couple of hours on the beach it’s time to de-sand and relax. Wander up to our roof terrace, sink into a comfy chair and soak up the vitamin D.
The day is yours.
Your time in Sintra doesn’t have to be restricted to just a surf holiday. If you prefer to immerse yourself in the Country’s culture there’s plenty of places to explore when you’re not surfing. You can catch the 119 year old tram to Sintra to do some sight seeing.
Or you can stay closer to home and visit the stunning little village of Azenhas do Mar, just a 10 minute walk along the cliff tops away. Better still you can go for a dip in the salt water pool on the beach there to cool off.
If you have some work to catch up on during your stay you can make use of our light and airy dining room. A great space to focus in with the added bonus of sea views.
When the day is drawing to an end one of our favourite things to do is have a lodge BBQ on the roof. It’s a group effort with everyone lending a hand to create a varied feast and a great way of getting all the guests together to share stories and have a laugh. Of course there is normally always a huge jug of home-made Sangria on the go too.
Last on the agenda is a Praia das Maçãs sunset. As we are so far west we are lucky enough to be located in one of the best spots for sunset viewing in Europe. Whether you’re watching it from our rooftop or down the hill from the beach wall it’s always a good show.
To experience all of this for yourself head over to our Price List to choose the package that suits you best and book your surf holiday. You can stay for a few nights and have a couple of lessons or go for the package deal and stay for a week with 5 surf lessons.