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Cave ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.2

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Cave Spot ID

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Photo credit: Joao Nunes

cave photo


Photo credit: Joao Nunes

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 08:11 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 25
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Cave in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include urchins, rips and rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ericeira, 3 km from Cave.

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Cave Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Atlantic coast Colares wx, 24 km from Cave.


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Current weather near Cave

Overall Cave Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Cave:

  • Closest city location
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    16 mi
  • Third closest city location
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    18 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cave is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cave is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 225 km (140 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cave, Ericeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Cave sea temperature, Cave photographs, Cave detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cave webcams, current wind from Ericeira live weather stations and Cave tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Portugal wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cave.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.