Rocking out with Joana Rocha in the Chill in Ericeira Surfhouse.
The Portuguese surf beauty, Joana Rocha, Jo amongst friends, is perhaps best known for being a professional surfer and athlete – ranked 10th in the ASP Europe rankings in 2012 – but only recently she has added another grand title to her CV – surf lodge owner!
The Chill in Ericeira surfhouse was officially opened in april/may 2013, and has already become a great success amongst its visitors. The main crew behind the idea of creating the lodge is Daniela Machado, Joana Rocha and Edoardo Cavarretta – and they also have the most friendly, lovely staff.
Hi Joana! Congratulations with the opening of the Chill in Ericeira surfhouse! How good does it feel to see it in all its beauty?
J: It is so amazing to see the happiness on their faces! Pure joy! All the guests say that the Surfhouse looks much better in real life contra the photos, so everyone should come and have a look for themselves. 😉
How did the idea behind the Chill in Ericeira surfhouse start?
J: I stopped to compete on ASP Women’s Star Events this year… so, I wanted to work on something nice which involved surfing. Turned out I was in luck as two of my friends, Daniela Machado and Edoardo Cavarrettta also wanted to work within this area. We decided to start up a business doing a surfhouse but made sure that it was different and unique to the ones that already exist in Portugal. The result; Chill in Ericeira surfhouse!
We really love the design and interior of the surfhouse. Can you tell us a little bit about the surfhouse? What facilities do you have at site?
J: First of all, the Surfhouse has an amazing view. From the windows of the rooms you can see the surf spots and even the most western point in Europe – “Cabo da Roca”. The decoration is really different, we focused on vibrant colors, original furniture, cozy atmosphere and a general feeling of well-being.
Chill In Ericeira have vacancy for 30 people – with a variety of rooms, including Twin Rooms, Double Rooms and Shared Rooms. We also have a terrace with the most beautiful view of the village, BBQ area, games room, Wi-fi in all areas of the Surfhouse (rooms included), night life guiding, surf lessons, a lot of activities and the most important thing… a lot of FUN!!! 😀
What is the one thing you love most about Ericeira?
J: It is the best place to live if you surf! 😉
Where can the Superstoked readers learn more about your surfhouse?
J: They can go to our website www.chillinericeira.pt or in the facebook Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse
– Chillinericeira.pt (official website)
Thank you for the interview, Joana! Hope to visit your surf lodge in beautiful Ericeira soon! Take care, and stay stoked! 🙂
Here is a video SUPERSTOKED shot in Ericeira earlier – it displays the amazing surf you can expect in Ericeira (please reload browser if it does not load):
Bestseller amazon products for real SURFERS:
Amazon UK & Europe
PERFECT gifts – for a dear friend (or yourself). 😉