Surf Spots

Find the perfect surf spots for your surf level

This surf spot selector will help you find the best waves for your surf ability in Ericeira and surroundings. You can find detailed information, videos, webcams and surf forecasts of more than 65 surf spots in the area. Simply filter the spots on the basic requirements such as surf level, direction of the wave, bottom type and location and select the surf spots that are matching your needs.

Make sure you are aware of your own surf level before using this surf spot selector. Don’t go to surf spots that exceed your level of surfing! If you have never surfed before, you should take surf lessons, at least until you are able to control your board in the line-up. This will save you a lot of frustration and get you started the good way. And before paddling out to the line-up, get to know the surf etiquette.

Since surfing is getting extremely popular, line-ups are getting more crowded and dangerous. As tourist, make sure you respect the locals at any time. Don’t go straight to the peak if you just entered the water. Start on the shoulder and work your way up if the locals allow you. Surf spots that have a high rating for localism, should be taken extra care of. Sometimes it’s better to watch from the side-line when the locals are ripping.

SURF SPOT SELECTOR

Foz do Lizandro

4/5
1 km from Ericeira Surf House
Foz do Lizandro is a beach break that is formed by a river mouth. You will find multiple peaks along the beach, but usually there is a left on the south side of the beach and an a-frame with lefts and rights in the middle of the beach.

Lage dos Tubos

3/5
1 km from Ericeira Surf House
Lage dos Tubos is the first reef break north of Foz do Lizandro beach. This consistent wave breaks over a flat stone bottom and normally is a fun, but short righthander with an easy paddle.

Limipicos

3/5
1 km from Ericeira Surf House
Limipicos is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. It can work any time, but the best period is the summer half of the year. The take-off is next to a rocky ledge and the wave breaks to the right over a flat stone reef.

Papucos

3/5
1.5 km from Ericeira Surf House
Papucos is a wave that is located on the south side of the beach called Praia do Sul, close to Ericeira center. This hollow lefthander breaks over a flat rock bottom and can produce nice, short barrels when the conditions are right.

Praia do Sul

2/5
1.5 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia do Sul, also called Praia da Baleia, is the name of the beach just south of Ericeira center. It has multiple peaks, but the middle one is often referred to as Praia do Sul. This beach only has surfable waves with a little bit bigger swells.

Furnas

2/5
2 km from Ericeira Surf House
Furnas is located right next to the big Vila Galé hotel on the southside of Ericeira town. It only works proper with bigger swells and can be your best bet when the other spots in the Ericeira region are huge and you don't feel like driving.

Pico do Futuro

3/5
2 km from Ericeira Surf House
Pico do Futuro used to be a secret spot in Ericeira, so don’t surf it if you don’t know how to. With a solid swell, a hard and quite dangerous wave breaks right in front of the 'Pico do Futuro'.

Praia dos Pescadores

2/5
2.5 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Esquerda Moita

3/5
3 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

São Sebastião

3/5
3 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Praia do Norte

3/5
3 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Moita

3/5
3 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Matadouro

3/5
4 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Paparucos

3/5
4 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Pedra Branca

4/5
4 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Backdoor

3/5
4 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Reef

3/5
4 km from Ericeira Surf House
Reef is a powerful, fast and short righthander located on the north side of Praia da Empa, next to another surf spot called Backdoor. It’s a wave that can work any time of the year.

Pontissima

3/5
5 km from Ericeira Surf House
Pontissima is a righthander located in between the famous surf spots Ribeira d’Ilhas and Cave. You can access the wave from both sides, but the easiest access is from Ribeira d'Ilhas with its great facilities and parking.

Ribeira d’Ilhas

5/5
5 km from Ericeira Surf House
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 Ericeira, on a beach with the same name, represents the best Portugal has to offer when it comes to surfing.

Pontinha

4/5
5 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

São Julião

3/5
6.5 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia de São Julião is a reliable beach break located 5 km south of Ericeira. This long stretch of beach offers multiple peaks with both lefts and rights. It picks up a lot of swell, so even on the smallest days there is most likely something to surf.

Cave

3/5
7 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Praia da Vigia

3/5
8 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Vigia is basically the south end of Praia de São Julião. With low tide both beaches are connected, but with higher tide access to this surf spot is only possible via the dirt parking on top of Praia da Vigia.

Crazy Left

3/5
8 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Coxos

5/5
8 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

São Lourenço

3/5
9 km from Ericeira Surf House
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.

Praia da Calada

2/5
12 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Calada is a beautiful bay located 10 km north of Ericeira, after Praia de São Lourenço. Although not the best surf spot in the area, it can offer nice and uncrowded waves with lower tide.

Praia do Magoito

3/5
19 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia do Magoito, located in the municipality of Sintra, is a great option if you are looking for a consistent surf spot with less crowds. It's particularly known for its long righthander on the north side of the bay that works best with a bigger northwest swell.

Praia da Aguda

3/5
19 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Aguda is a beautiful beach located in the district of Sintra, just south of Praia do Magoito. With more than 100 stairs to walk down and many other surf spots nearby, it is usually less crowded than the surrounding beaches.

Foz do Sizandro

3/5
21 km from Ericeira Surf House
Foz do Sizandro is located 15 km north of Ericeira. It is the south end of a 1.5-km-long beach; the north end is called Praia Azul. Foz do Sizandro is a typical beach break with multiple peaks with both lefts and rights.

Praia das Maçãs

3/5
22 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia das Maçãs is a small and cozy beach town just around the corner from the well-known surf spot Praia Grande. Its narrow beach offers consistent surf, but the quality of the waves depends a lot on the sand banks.

Praia Pequena

3/5
25 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia Pequena is located just north of its bigger brother Praia Grande. It's a smaller beach with less peaks, but the surf is quite consistent and the vibe often better. It also provides more shelter from the northern winds, which means cleaner conditions.

Praia Grande

4/5
25 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia Grande is one of the most consistent and renowned breaks in the Lisbon area. This is a very versatile beach break with multiple peaks that work with different tides. Since the beach is very exposed, it picks up lots of swell, but it's also very sensitive to wind.

Praia Azul

3/5
26 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia Azul is located on the north side of a 1.5-km-long beach. The south side of the same beach is called Praia Foz do Sizandro. It's a typical beach break that picks up lots of swell and has multiple peaks with both lefts and rights.

Praia das Amoeiras

3/5
27 km from Ericeira Surf House
Like its neigbour Santa Cruz, Praia das Amoeiras is a swell magnet with multiple peaks breaking both left and right depending on the sand banks. With the busy Santa Cruz next door, Praia das Amoeiras is a world apart.

Santa Cruz

3/5
27 km from Ericeira Surf House
Santa Cruz is a typical coastal town, busy with tourists in summer, empty in winter. The beach breaks surrounding Santa Cruz offer lots of potential on small to medium swells.

Praia da Adraga

3/5
29 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Adraga is located just south of the famous Praia Grande, right in the Parque Natural de Sintra. You are surrounded with natural beauty while surfing this spot. The waves are not world-class, but Praia da Adraga has a pretty consistent lefthander.

Praia de Santa Rita

3/5
31 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia de Santa Rita is an exposed beach break located 5 kilometer north of Santa Cruz. Depending on the sand banks, there are multiple peaks breaking both left and right.

São João do Estoril – Bolina

3/5
35 km from Ericeira Surf House
The surf spot Bolina, also known as Praia do Pescoço do Cavalo, is a short and fast right hander suitable for experienced surfers only. It's a powerful reef break that can offer good tube sections.

São João do Estoril – Praia da Poça

3/5
35 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Poça is the most famous break in the area of São João do Estoril. It is both a reef and beach break. With higher tides the wave breaks over a rocky ledge offering both lefts and rights with barrel sections.

São João do Estoril – Praia da Azarujinha

3/5
35 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Azarujinha is one of the three breaks in the São João do Estoril area, the others being Bolina and Praia da Poça. Azarujinha is a small bay on the east side of Praia da Poça (a 5-minute walk).

Monte Estoril – Praia das Moitas

3/5
36 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia das Moitas in Monte Estoril is a righthand point break breaking off a jetty in between Cascais and Estoril, close to the Monte Estoril train station. The wave usually is quite fat with multiple sections, but can be lots of fun when the conditions are right.

São Pedro do Estoril – Bico

4/5
37 km from Ericeira Surf House
Bico is a mellow pointbreak in São Pedro do Estoril. It's a long righthander that picks up most swell of all the breaks on this stretch of coast. Situated on the west side of the beach called Praia de São Pedro de Estoril, it is a fun wave.

Praia de Valmitão

3/5
37 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia de Valmitão is a 1.5 km long beach that is located in between the more famous surf spots Santa Cruz and Areia Branca. The south end of the beach is also known as Praia das Conchas.

São Pedro do Estoril – Bafureira

4/5
37 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Bafureira is a point break located in the same bay as the surf spot called Bico. Bafureira offers both lefts and rights, with the right being normally the better one of the two.

Carcavelos

4/5
38 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia de Carcavelos is a famous beach break located only 20 km west of Lisbon city center. It's one of the best surf spots in Portugal and offers barreling, fast and powerful waves with bigger swells.

Praia da Torre

2/5
38 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Torre is a small beach just around the corner (on the other side of the fortress) of the famous Praia da Carcavelos. This surf spot is more sheltered and therefore needs a big swell to start working.

Praia da Parede

3/5
38 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Parede is located between the more famous surf spots Carcavelos and São Pedro do Estoril. It is less exposed and therefore needs a proper swell to start working. Once the conditions are right, Parede can turn into a regular footer dream.

Praia do Guincho

4/5
39 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia do Guincho is well-known for its wind- and kitesurfing conditions due to its location close to Cabo da Roca (the most western point of continental Europe). However, when the wind calms down, Guincho is actually also one of the best beach breaks of the region.

Praia da Cresmina

3/5
39 km from Ericeira Surf House
Just south of Praia do Guincho, there is a smaller and less-known beach called Praia da Cresmina. This surf spot is a mixture of a beach and reef break with a left on the south end of the beach and other peaks on the north side.

Praia de Santo Amaro

4/5
40 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia de Santo Amaro is the first large beach you'll find travelling from Lisbon to the west. Santo Amaro is more sheltered than most of the surf spots on this coast line and therefore needs a really big swell to start working.

Inatel

3/5
40 km from Ericeira Surf House
Inatel reef is an inconsistent break located close to the Forte de Santo Amaro do Areeiro and the surf spot Santo Amaro. Driving the coastal road from Lisbon towards Carcavelos, this righthander is easily overlooked.

Praia da Peralta

4/5
43 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Peralta is a beach located just south of Praia da Areia Branca. It's normally less crowded and picks up more swell since it's less affected by the shelter from the Peninsula of Peniche. The multiple peaks, both lefts and rights, break mostly over a sand bottom.

Praia da Areia Branca

3/5
46 km from Ericeira Surf House
Areia Branca is a small beach town located 15 km south of Peniche. Here you'll find a river mouth beach break with multiple peaks and also some reefs on the north side of the beach. A bit more to the south there are two other beach breaks.

Consolação

3/5
55 km from Ericeira Surf House
Consolação is situated on the south side of Supertubos beach (Peniche). It's known for its long righthander breaking over a rocky bottom. Although the wave is often quite fat, it can offer long rippable walls especially with bigger swells.

Porto Batel

3/5
55 km from Ericeira Surf House
Porto Batel is a reef break that is located just south of Consolação. It's suitable for surfers with more experience and best surfed between mid and high tide. At low tide it's usually too shallow.

Costa da Caparica

3/5
57 km from Ericeira Surf House
Costa da Caparica, just south of Lisbon is a surfer's paradise. Here you find 30 kilometer of beach breaks for all surf levels. From low tide lefts at Cova do Vapor to smaller waves at Fonte da Telha, there are lots of beaches and breaks to choose from.

Peniche – Supertubos

4/5
58 km from Ericeira Surf House
Supertubos on the south side of Peniche is together with Carcavelos the best beach break in Portugal. It's a world-class spot offering tubes of a lifetime. Long and heavy barrels are guaranteed with bigger swell from the west / southwest.

Peniche – Molho Leste

4/5
58 km from Ericeira Surf House
Just south of Peniche, but north of the famous surf spot Supertubos, is another quality wave called Molho Leste. This is a powerful right point break that can offer great barrels. It breaks off a jetty and is sheltered from the northern winds and swell.

Peniche – Lagide

4/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
The beach north of Baleal is called Praia do Baleal Norte. Here you have two surf spots: Prainha and Lagide. Prainha is a beach break on the south end of the beach while Lagide is a reef break located a bit more to the north.

Peniche – Gigi

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
Just north of Lagide is another wave that is perfect for intermediate surfers and longboarders looking to escape the Lagide crowds. Here you'll find both lefts and rights breaking over sand covered rocks.

Peniche – Baleal Sul

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
The beach in between Baleal and Peniche is called Praia do Baleal Sul. On this 4-kilometer-long beach you find multiple peaks for all surf levels. The surf spots on the south side of the beach (so closest to the town of Peniche) are called Gambôa and Cerro.

Peniche – Prainha

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
The beach north of Baleal is called Praia do Baleal Norte. Here you have two breaks: Prainha and Lagide. Prainha is located on the south end of this bay and it is a nice and easy beach break, perfect for beginners.

Almagreira

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
Praia da Almagreira is a great place to surf if you want to escape the crowds of Peniche. It's located 2 km north of Baleal and the surf spots Prainha and Lagide. This isolated, pristine beach offers fun and consistent waves for most levels of surfers.

Pico da Mota

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
The beautiful coast line north of Lagide (Baleal) offers multiple fun beach breaks without the crowds. Praia do Pico da Mota is one of the most consistent peaks with fast and fun waves going both left and right.

Peniche – Papôa

3/5
60 km from Ericeira Surf House
With smaller swells, Papôa is a fun reef break where you find quite mellow lefts and rights. It is also suitable for less experienced surfers with a clear channel that makes paddling out easy.

Praia d’el Rey

3/5
62 km from Ericeira Surf House
Just north of the surf spot Pico da Mota is another beach break in front of Praia d'el Rey. This stretch of beach is also called Belgas and here you find multiple peaks with both lefts and rights.

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