Meet the team members
Ericeira Surf House was founded in 2015 by Noora, Raymond and Erwin. Two Dutch guys and a Finnish girl, all with a passion for surfing and good life. With different backgrounds in hospitality, tourism, surfing and snowboarding, we decided to take the leap and go for something we really like to do. What once began as a small joke, grew into a dream and this dream is now reality. Our goal was to create a place where surfers and surf-minded people can have a relaxed holiday. Not a surf camp with tents, queues for the showers and sand everywhere, but a luxury house with all possible amenities for surfers who have outgrown surf camps.
Over the years, we have added more people to the team. Together we always do our best to make sure you feel at home and will have a blast while staying with us.
Erwin used to live his life around snowboarding in winter and surfing in summer, but after a bad snowboard accident he had to change directions and focus only on surfing. Having worked as product manager for different (surf) tour operators, he fell in love with Portugal. The climate, food, people and waves: it’s just perfect, especially in this part of Portugal. He knows what surfers are looking for, loves to be in the water and will make sure you do the same, even if you don’t want to.
Hailing from the North, from Helsinki, Finland, Noora got bitten by the surf bug in 2007 in the brown waters of Scheveningen in the North Sea. Ever since, she spent all her holidays surfing. Trips to southern Europe, down under and Indonesia assured her that the lifestyle around surfing is the way to go. With a background in the hospitality and having worked on different surf camps, Noora knows how to make one’s holiday complete.
Ray has worked several years in a board-shop in the Netherlands and knows everything about surf equipment no matter if it’s wind, kite or wave related. He started surfing a decade ago and has been hooked ever since. Being the oldest of the team, he knows how to relax and will make sure you have the same chill factor once your holiday at Ericeira Surf House has started. His ingredrients: sun, surf, friends, home-made pizza and a beer.
Bram grew up in the Caribbean where he spent most of his time in the water windsurfing and surfing. After a trip to Ericeira Surf House, Bram decided to move to Portugal to continue his passion for surfing and work with the surf house crew. He is always down for a surf and ready to share his experience. With a background as a chef, you won’t forget his awesome food and drinks served to you with a big smile and island vibes!
Jeff grew up in the Netherlands and spent most of his time snowboarding, dj-ing and photographing. Since his first trip to Ericeira Surf House in 2015, he has been a regular guest and in 2019 he joined our team. With his mother owning a guest house in South Africa, he knows all about hospitality and having good times. He makes sure your surf action is captured and helps organizing all daily activities at the house.
BOEF, MILO, BENJI
These three cute doggies will make sure everybody at the surf house is looked after. Although hired as security dogs, they are all three more into cuddling and chilling. Especially Boef takes chilling to the next level, but that might have something to do with his Caribbean roots. Benji is the youngest of the pack and a typical Golden Retriever goof-ball, while Milo is just happy to be around instead of on the streets. They won’t always be there, but you will for sure see them regularly.
Our surf teacher Sami used to be a professional surfer from Ericeira, before he started his own surf school. He knows all the surf spots like no other and his team will make sure you’ll get the best possible surf experience, no matter what your level of surfing is. Sami has worked as a surf coach all over the world and is a certified lifeguard, so you are for sure in good hands.
Sansão is a surf teacher who will make sure you learn to surf the right way. Although his background is in architecture, he dedicated himself to surfing because he simply is not the type to sit behind the desk. His enthusiasm for the sport is mind blowing and he will make sure you have a great time. He is certified as a surf teacher and has been teaching in Ericeira since the beginning of his surfing career.
If you are sore from surfing, a massage is the best way to relax your muscles. And that’s why Cristiana visits our house at least once a week. As a certified masseuse, Cristiana knows exactly what she is doing and makes sure you will be recovered and ready for another day of surfing. She offers different kinds of massages and holistic therapies.