São Lourenço

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On the most northern point of the World Surfing Reserve, at São Lourenço beach, you’ll find a consistent righthand wave with the same name. Setting off from a rocky platform, quite far from the beach, it’s a long wave with multiple peaks and sections. After a powerful take-off the wave often gets flatter and easier to surf. The inside is also suitable for less advanced surfers and longboarders.

The reef will transform into a big wave spot with huge swells. It can hold up to 5 metres, more than any other break in Ericeira! When bigger, be careful of the clean up sets from the west! It is best surfed between low and mide tide, with clean swells from the northwest and wind from the east (NE – SE). As it’s further from Ericeira, it normally is less crowded.

FACILITIES

Surf spot facts

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Surf level
Beginner
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Bottom
Sand with rocks, Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
4/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
Northwest
Swell size
Up to 5 meter
LOCALISM
3/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 200 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
2/5

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