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. With the right conditions and low tide, you can sometimes also have a little beach break.
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! São Lourenço 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.