surf spots

 

Reef break with multiple peaks but the most consistent is a right hand on the right of the beach. Slow and long wave just works with big swell. This is not a spot for beginners.

Tide – Medium
Swell – North
Wind – East and Southeast
Level of difficulty – 2 / 3 out of 5
Wave size – Until 2 meters

 

Note: The best peak is in the outside

Ericeira surfguide

Lat.: 39° 0.733′ N
Lon.: 9° 25.337′ W

From the hostel:

20 mins by foot

2 mins by car

Perfect right-hand point break that can produce some amazing barrels. One of the best wave in Portugal.

Tide – Outgoing to low
Swell – Northwest, West
Wind – Southeast
Level of difficulty – 4 out of 5
Wave size – Up to 3 meters / 9 feet

Note: Becareful with the hills and stone falls

Ericeira surfguide

Lat.: 39° 0.035′ N

Lon.: 9° 25.615′ W

From the hostel:

10 mins by foot

2 mins by car

 

Crazy Left in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf and most of the time hard current. It breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not really crowded because it's a technical spot. This is not a spot for beginners.

Tide – around high
Swell – southwest
Wind – East 
Level of difficulty – 5 out of 5
Wave size – Until 3 meters

 

Note: take care of rips and rocks

From the hostel:

20 mins by foot (coast side)

15 mins by foot (road side)

2 mins by car

Location: 

right side of coxos

 

Cave (also called Seven Spits because of the huge spray spiting from the hollow barrels) is one of the heaviest wave in Ericeira. A right wave breaking in a shallow reef. This is not a spot for beginners.

Tide –  Outgoing to low tide
Swell – Northwest
Wind – East
Level of difficulty – 5 out of 5
Wave size – 2 meters / 6 feet

Note: Becareful with the shallow reef

Ericeira surfguide

From the hostel:

20 mins by foot (coast side)

15 min by foot (road side)

2 mins by car

 

Lat.: 39° 19.415′ N
Lon.: 9° 21.68′ W

 

Ericeira’s most accessible reef break. Can be fairly heavy and hold a big swell but tends to be a lot mellower than other nearby spots. Very consistent right-hand point break. Long, peeling shoulders promote high-performance surfing.

Tide – Medium
Swell – West, but can break with even the smallest of swells
Wind – East
Level of difficulty – 2 / 3 out of 5 
Wave size – 3 meters / 9 feet

Ericeira surfguide

Lat.: 39° 19.354′ N
Lon.: 9° 21.548′ W

From the hostel:

25 mins by foot (coast side)

15 mins by foot (road side)

2 mins by car

 

From the hostel:

35 mins by foot (coast side)

25 min by foot (road side)

3 mins by car

Powerful right-hand reef break with awesome tubes. The waves are fast and break over a shallow reef, so no time for cutbacks or tricks; just pure tube-riding and speed.

Tide – Low to high
Swell – North an West
Wind – East
Level of difficulty – 3 / 5 out of 5
Wave size – 3 meters / 9 feet

Note: Shallow reef. This is not a spot for beginners.

Ericeira surfguide

Lat.: 39° 22.455′ N
Lon.: 9° 20.15′ W

Powerful right-hand reef break with awesome tubes. The waves are fast and break over a shallow reef, so no time for cutbacks or tricks; just pure tube-riding and speed.

Tide – Low to high
Swell – North and West
Wind – East
Level of difficulty – 3 / 5
Wave size – 2 meters / 6 feet

Note: Shallow reef, not for beginners

Ericeira surfguide

Lat.: 39° 22.455′ N
Lon.: 9° 20.15′ W

From the hostel:

40 mins by foot (coast side)

35 mins by foot (road side)

3 mins by car

 

Matadouro is located just in front of boardriders and its skate park. It consists of multiple peaks. The main break is a right hander on the north side of the spot. Up south, you can catch some lefts.

Tide – All
Swell – West and northwest
Wind – East
Level of difficulty – 3 out of 5
Wave size – 2 meters / 6 feet

Note: crowded in summer with surf schools

From the hostel:

45 mins by foot

5 mins by car

 

Lat: 38° 58.566' N
Lon: 9° 25.339' W

From the hostel:

15 mins by car

Lat.: 39° 20.689′ N
Lon.: 9° 21.871′ W

 

Sandy beach very consistent. Plenty of peaks all along the beach. Needs good swell to work. In classic days you can surf long and tubular waves.

Tide – Outgoing to low
Swell – Southern / West
Wind – East / SoutheasLevel of difficulty – 1 / 2 out of 5
Wave size – 2 meters / 6 feet

Note: Good beach for beginners

Ericeira surfguide

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