World Surf Reserve

Ericeira is known as the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. With a swell consistency from 56% to 96%, it is one of the most consistent surf spots on the South Atlantic coast. Our waters are among the most biodiverse in the world and offer 22 types of waves suiting any skill level, under the most varied conditions. Our beaches are also marked with the Blue Flag – the international gold standard for water quality, safety and coastal environment.

Ericeira offers great surf conditions 365 days a year. Beginners and intermediate surfers will have fun waves during Spring and Summer, while the colder seasons (October to March) are heaven to pro surfers seeking for perfect barrels.

"WORLD SURFING RESERVES IDENTIFIES, DESIGNATES & PRESERVES OUTSTANDING WAVES, SURF ZONES AND SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENTS AROUND THE WORLD"

BEACHES & SURF SPOTS


Our coast has the most beautiful beaches and surf spots with different sceneries, backgrounds and characteristics. All picture perfect, from wild rocky settings to lively fisherman beaches. But as beautiful as they are, keep in mind that the Atlantic is a force of nature. Don’t go into the water without checking the sea conditions or asking for advice. If you rent gear, please consider your instructors’ guidance. Never surf on a beach that is out of your skill range. Here’s a guide to help you out.

Beaches & Surf Spots Walking KM/Minutes Transfer KM/Minutes Beginner Intermediate Advanced
CALADA 6.7km / 58m 7.8km / 13m NO YES YES
SÃO LOURENÇO
Forecast
Forecast 6.7km / 58m 7.8km / 13m NO YES YES
COXOS
Forecast
Forecast 6.1km / 54m 6.4km / 13m NO NO YES
CRAZY LEFT 5.8km / 50m 6.4km / 13m NO NO YES
CAVE
Forecast
Forecast 5.8km / 50m 6.4km / 13m NO NO YES
PONTINHA
Forecast
Forecast 4km / 36m 4.9km / 13m NO YES YES
RIBEIRA D'ILHAS
Forecast
Forecast 3.9km / 35m 4.9km / 13m NO YES YES
ALIBABÁ 2.9km / 25m 4km / 8m NO NO NO
REEF
Forecast
Forecast 2.6km / 23m 2.4km / 2.4km / 7m NO NO YES
BACK DOOR
Forecast
Forecast 2.6km / 23m 2.4km / 7m NO YES YES
EMPA AKA PEDRA
Forecast
Forecast 2.4km / 21m 2.4km / 7m NO NO YES
MATADOURO 1.8km / 15m 1.9km / 5m YES YES YES
SÃO SEBASTIÃO 1.4km / 12m 1.4km / 5m NO YES YES
NORTE AKA ALGODIO
Forecast
Forecast 1.2km / 10m 1.8km / 6m NO YES YES
PESCADORES 0.85km / 7m 1,4km / 5m YES NO YES
FURNAS 1km / 9m 1.9km / 8m NO NO YES
SUL
Forecast
Forecast 1.1km / 9m 1.3km / 4m YES YES YES
FOZ DO LIZANDRO
Forecast
Forecast 3.1km / 26m 3.1km / 7m YES YES YES
SÃO JULIÃO
Forecast
Forecast 7.1km / 60m 8.1km / 15m YES YES YES
AZUL - 25.2km / 36m YES YES YES
SANTA CRUZ - 25.8km / 34m NO YES YES
SUPER TUBOS - 56km / 65m NO YES YES
FERREL - 81.5km / 59m YES YES YES
LAGIDE - 61.5km / 65m YES YES YES
BALEAL - 61.7km / 64m YES YES YES