THE CAMP

IT'S YOUR BEACH HOUSE

MagikVanilla sits in one of the few secluded properties in Ericeira. Right next to it, the community garden and a picnic park give it a feel of being surrounded by nature. Within minutes, you can walk to different beaches or pop down the town centre. And you only need to go down the road to find a pharmacy, supermarket or restaurant.

The Surf camp offers dorms of up to 5 people, double and twin rooms in the main house, and two bungalows – the Duke and Captain Jack, with double bed, private bathroom, kitchen and lounge. You're also welcome to use the house kitchen, barbeque and TV lounge at any time, as well as our chill-out areas, sun decks and terraces.

The house is here for you, so either working on your suntan, splashing in the pool or challenging your friends on a pool table tournament, what we aim is for you to feel as comfortable as you feel at home.


O U R  C A S A,  S U  C A S A!

OUR ROOMS, YOUR ROOMS

Take a sneak peek at our rooms. We have dedicated each one to a relevant person in surf history, to people that made and still make a difference in the surf world. As a Surf camp, we want you to love Surfing, and if it all starts with this Surfing Holiday, we can only be happy to be part of it. 

You can choose to share a room in one of our up to five people dorms, or you can use one of our double rooms in the main house. But if you prefer to add some extra privacy, our Bungalows are ideal for two people.


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DOUBLE BED | 2 PEOPLE

KA'IULANI

Situated on the Ground floor, It's the first room in the house, and we made our tribute to the last Crown Princess of Hawaii, who fought to give surf culture back to its people. One of the couple's favourites, it's equipped with a comfy double bed, private lockers and doors to the front garden, stepping into a porch, where you can sunbathe or watch life going by. Exterior bathroom, shared with one other room.



MORE ABOUT PRINCESS KAI'ULANI

OCTOBER 16, 1875 - MARCH 6, 1899 - HONOLULU, O'AHU, HAWAII

The last Crown Princess of Hawaii. An expert Surf Rider.  It is said that the Princess out-surfed man and women on the waves of Maui with exceptional grace. She introduced Surf to Europe when studying in England in the 1890s and made it quite appealing to the nobility. Going back home, she challenged the American colonisation and spoke out to defend the Hawaiian culture. She led her people back to their roots - including surf.


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1X SINGLE BED 1X BUNKBED | 3 PEOPLE

THE CALHOUNS'

This room celebrates Marge Calhoun and her daughters. Marge was the first female world champion, and her daughters, Robin & Candy, following her mother's footsteps, becoming surfing icons. This room, located on the ground floor, has one comfy bunk, plus a single bed, ideal for three. You can find private lockers and plenty of space to make it home for the week. Exterior bathroom, shared with one other room. 



MORE ABOUT MARGE CALHOUN

MARCH 20, 1926 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 - HOLLYWOOD, USA

An American surfer. She won the Makaha International competition in Oahu, Hawaii, becoming the first female surfer world champion.

Her childhood spent with her family between Venice Beach and Santa Monica gave Marge an interest in swimming and diving, ending training as a competitive swimmer for the 1940 Summer Olympics. 

In the 1950 decade, Calhoun got her first surfboard a gift from her husband, Tom. She got so hooked into the sport that in 1958 she with a friend spent a month in Hawaii, where Calhoun competed and won the Makaha Invitational tournament.

In 1961 she co-founded the United States Surfing Association and became their first secretary and first Woman surfing judge.


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DOUBLE BED | 2 PEOPLE

GIDGET

This double room is our tribute to Kathy Kohner, who inspired the character "Gidget", a surfing icon for all teens in the 50's. It is the most secluded room in the house, located on the ground floor with a double bed and private lockers. Exterior bathroom, shared with one other room. 



MORE ABOUT KATHY KOHNER AKA GIDGET

JANUARY 19, 1941 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

Kathy Kohner Zuckerman is the real-life inspiration for the fictional character of Franzie (nicknamed Gidget) from the 1957 novel Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas. She is the daughter of European Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakian, who worked as a screenwriter for the German film industry until 1933 - growing up in Brentwood, Los Angeles, spending much of her childhood on the beaches at Malibu. Her Surfing started at age 15, sometimes trading her peanut butter and radish sandwiches for chances to ride. She associated with such influential surfers as Miki Dora, Mickey Munoz, Dewey Weber, and Tom Morey. 

Based on what Kohner told her father about her exploits in Malibu and the journal of her trips there, which her father discovered, he wrote Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas

Kohner-Zuckerman still surfs annually to benefit a cancer charity. She was named No. 7 in Surfer Magazine's 25 Most Influential People in Surfing.

In 2008 she was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Later, in 2011 into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California, in the Woman of the Year category.

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2X BUNKBED 1X SINGLE BED | 5 PEOPLE

SEAN

Sean Collins, the father of surf forecasting, has changed all wave riders life forever; thanks to Sean, we can predict surfing conditions and choose the perfect timing and beaches to have awesome rides. This room for five located on the first floor has two comfy bunks plus a single bed, private lockers and the cherry on top of the cake: a private balcony where you can chill, sunbathe or have a chat with your newly made friends. Two bathrooms just outside are shared with two other rooms.



MORE ABOUT SEAN COLLINS

APRIL 8, 1952 - DECEMBER 26, 2011 - PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, USA

Sean was the American founder of Surfline and one of the most relevant Surfing and surf forecasting people.

Collins' early experiences sailing with his father instilled a passion for the Ocean and meteorology. Much of his knowledge of meteorology was self-taught. 

In the early years of Collins' surf forecasting, he would record weather reports and forecasts from the Southern Hemisphere and studied charts and data from the National Weather Service library. By comparing this data with his observations of the surf, he devised formulas for predicting how global weather events would affect near-shore surf conditions; eventually, he combined these models into a set of swell-modelling algorithms nicknamed "LOLA".

In the late 70s, he converted marine weather forecasting equipment to use in his car, to get advanced knowledge of where swells and offshore weather patterns were developing - later using that information to find the best Surf locations.

In 1985, Collin's founded a surf report service called Surfline. The company started as a call-in service, which provided verbal condition reports for various surf breaks around Southern California. Still, in 1995, Surfline moved online, offering live video streams of surf breaks in addition to written surf reports. Surfline eventually expanded to provide Surfing editorial coverage and is now one of the most prominent websites related to the sport.

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DOUBLE BED | 2 PEOPLE

MR PIPELINE

Gerry Lopez is known as the best tube rider in the world. Ideal for two people and located on the first floor, this room is the house's biggest. It has a comfy double bed, private lockers and a view to the back of the house. The room shares two bathrooms with two other rooms.



MORE ABOUT GERRY LOPEZ

NOVEMBER 7, 1948 - HONOLULU, HAWAII, USA

He frequented the semi-secret reefs in and around Aina Haina and better-known surf spots in Honolulu, becoming the Hawaii State Champ at age 14 and began surfing Ala Moana Bowls frequently. It is here that Lopez began honing his casual style and masterful tube riding skills.

He was widely recognised as the best tube rider in the world and won the Pipeline Masters competition in 1972 and 1973, which was pseudo-named the Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters until the passing of Andy Irons. 

In 1999, he was selected as "Waterman of the Year" by the Surf Industries Manufacturing Association (SIMA).

Lopez played an essential role in the industry of commercial surfboard manufacturing. While in Hawaii, and together with other shapers, Lopez started the Lightning Bolt Surfboards brand of high-performance shortboards. Lopez created the eye-catching but straightforward Lightning Bolt jag, which became extremely popular in the 1970s. This brand was the first to sponsor team riders with free boards, partially because many riders didn't have the money to buy them.

He has also appeared in numerous surfing documentaries, including Five Summer Stories (1973), Tales From The TubeStep Into Liquid (2003), and Riding Giants (2004). Lopez also appears on YouTube in Patagonia sponsored "Talkin' Pipe" series, where they describe their harrowing and sometimes humorous early experiences at the Pipeline.

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BUNKBED | 2 PEOPLE

JOHN JOHN

Our tribute to John Florence, one of the most dominant Pipe surfers of his era, said to be the next Kelly Slater. He started surfing at the age of five and had his mum as an influencer. It is a room for two, with one comfy bunk, storage, private lockers, located on the First floor, and the last room In the house is close to the TV room and the balcony that overviews the front garden. Two bathrooms are located outside, shared with two other rooms.



MORE ABOUT JOHN-JOHN FLORENCE

OCTOBER 18, 1992 - HONOLULU, HAWAII, USA

John-John is an American professional surfer. He is known as "one of the most dominant Pipe surfers of his era" and won back-to-back world titles on the 2016 World Surf League and 2017 World Surf League Men's Championship Tour. He is the first Hawaii-born surfer to win back-to-back world titles since the late Andy Irons and one of five to ever achieve the feat.

He was introduced to Surfing by his mother, Alexandra, who is a surfer herself. With his mother's help, Florence first rode on a surfboard when he was six months old, and he was surfing on his own by the age of five.

Florence became the youngest surfer ever to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at age 13, consisting of three big-wave surfing contests in Hawaii. 

On October 25, 2016, Florence won the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal, securing the WSL World Championship title. Florence was the first Hawaiian surfer in over a decade to win the title. In December 2019, Florence qualified for the 2020 Olympics finishing the 2019 WSL Tour ranking 7th after competing in 6 of the 11 events. After that, he won the Pipe Masters 2020, and only the future will show the fantastic accomplishments Florence will achieve.

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DOUBLE BED | 2 PEOPLE

THE DUKE

Our tribute to Duke Kahanamoku. A Hawaiian legend and the father of modern SurfingSurfing. This Bungalow for two has a couple's bedroom, a private bathroom, A kitchen, an eating area, and an extra room to relax. Ideal for couples who want a bit more privacy and independence from the main house is also a favourite for families, who can request a set up for an additional bed.



MORE ABOUT DUKE KAHANAMOKU

AUGUST 24, 1890 - JANUARY 22, 1968 - HONOLULU, HAWAII, USA

He was an American and Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who mainstreamed the ancient Hawaiian sport of Surfing. 

Growing up on the outskirts of Waikiki, Kahanamoku spent his youth as a bronzed beach boy. At Waikiki Beach, he developed his Surfing and swimming skills. In his youth, Kahanamoku preferred a traditional surfboard, which he called his "Papa Nui", constructed after the fashion of ancient Hawaiian "olo" boards. Made from a koa tree's wood, it was 16 feet (4.9 m) long and weighed 114 pounds (52 kg). The surfboard had no skeg. In his later career, he would often use smaller boards but always preferred those made of wood.

He was the first person inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame (for his achievements in the Olympics) and the Surfing Hall of Fame. The Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships in Hawaii, the first major professional surfing contest event ever held in the massive surf on the North Shore of Oahu, was named in his honour. 


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DOUBLE BED | 2 PEOPLE

CAPTAIN JACK

This Bungalow is our tribute to Jack O'Neill, an entrepreneur of the Surf Industry and believed to be one of the wetsuit inventors. This Bungalow for two has a couple's bedroom, a private bathroom, a kitchen, an eating area, and an extra room to relax. Ideal for couples who want a bit more privacy and independence from the main house is also a favourite for families, who can request a set up for an additional bed.


MORE ABOUT JACK O'NEILL

MARCH 27, 1923 - JUNE 2, 2017 - DENVER, COLORADO, USA

O'Neill grew up in Oregon and southern California, where he began body surfing in the late 1930s. He was a Navy pilot during World War II. O'Neill later moved to San Francisco in 1949 and earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

In 1952, he founded the O'Neill brand while opening one of California's first surf shops in a garage, close to his favourite bodysurfing break at the time, leading to establishing a company that deals in wetsuits, surf gear, and clothing. Jack O'Neill's name is attached to surfwear and his brand of surfing equipment. Although some believe that he is the inventor of the wetsuit, some contradict this theory. One thing is sure the contribution of Jack O'Neill gave to the wetsuit industry is unparallel.

In December 1996, he began a non-profit organization called O'Neill Sea Odyssey, which provides students with hands-on lessons in marine biology and teaches the relationship between the oceans and the environment.