At the north side of the Baia dos Dois Irmaos, just south of Coxos beach, you find a wave that is an absolute favourite of many surfers and has a reputation for being one of the best waves in the world.
Crazy left is just what the name implies, a wave breaking to the left with hollow and fast barrels. It is a point break wave located along the southern part of the Baia dos Dois Irmaos, basically between the surf spots Cave and Coxos.
Cave, also known as Sete Bafos or The Basement is located just south of the Baia dos Dois Irmaos, where the spots Crazy Left and Coxos are located. Cave is without a doubt the heaviest wave in Ericeira and one of the most difficult waves in the world.
Pontinha is the northern outside section of Ribeira d’Ilhas. A couple of times a year Pontinha is connected with Ribeira, but most of the time this is a wave on its own. Like Ribeira, Pontinha is a nice righthander, but it’s more difficult.
Ribeira d’Ilhas doesn’t really need introduction, as it is one of the most popular and famous waves in Portugal. This surf spot located 3 km north of town, on a beach with the same name, represents the best Portugal has to offer when it comes to surfing.
Backdoor is an exposed reef break that works better on smaller swells. This consistent righthander is located at a beach called Praia da Empa, between two other surf spots: Pedra Branca on the south end of the beach and Reef on the north end.
Pedra Branca (translated as white stone) is the first wave of the World Surfing Reserve and is considered the best lefthander in the area. You reach this spot via the dirt road in front of Camping Ericeira.
Paparucos is a righthander located between two other breaks; Matadouro and Pedra Branca. It's the wave breaking on the right side of the rock formation that you see in the water when you face the ocean from the parking of Matadouro beach.
Matadouro is a nice and accessible break close to the Quiksilver Boardriders store with its outdoor skatepark. In front of the parking, on the left side of the big rock in the ocean, you will find an a-frame that produces nice mellow lefts and better quality rights.
Praia de São Sebastião is the beach that is located on the north side of the Capela de São Sebastião. Here you find multiple peaks, but the one referred to as São Sebastião is breaking in between the south end of the beach and the exposed rock formation in the water.
In front of the parking just north of town, on the north side of Algodio beach and close to the chapel of São Sebastião, you will find an a-frame with two quality waves. The right is called Moita, the left Esquerda Moita.
In front of the parking with the white chapel of São Sebastião, just north of town and on the north side of Algodio beach, you find an a-frame with two quality waves. The right is called Moita, the left Esquerda Moita.
Praia do Norte, also called Algodio, is the beach north of the harbour jetty. It starts to break proper with a bit bigger swell and offers multiple peaks breaking over rocks. There are both lefts and rights, but the best wave is a righthander in the middle of the beach.
Praia dos Pescadores, also known as Fisherman's beach or Praia do Peixe, is a surf spot in the harbour of Ericeira. It only produces surfable waves on low tide and with big swells. It's your last bet when all other surf spots in Ericeira are maxed out.