uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Cave Spot ID

cave photo


Photo credit: Joao Nunes

cave photo


Photo credit: Joao Nunes

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.9 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:35 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 12 12 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NW 20
WNW 35
Wind State cross cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Cave in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here. Take care of urchins, rips and rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ericeira, 3 km from Cave.

IS AT (local time)

Cave Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Vermoeira Ericeira wx, 3 km from Cave.

wind obs. (0 kph from 0 degs) was rejected

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
20.7 °C

Current weather near Cave

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 78 miles from Cave.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.07
Dominant period (s) 15.6 14.1 14.1 14.8

All wavebuoys around Cave

Overall Cave Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

This chart shows the range of swells directed at Cave over a normal October and is base... (show all text)

This image illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Cave surf consistency graph.

Also see Cave surf quality by season and Cave surf quality by month.

Compare Cave with another surf break.

Cave Location Maps

Cave Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to CaveShoreline around CaveRoads and rivers around Cave

Use this relief map to navigate to Ericeira surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Cave

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cave:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Cave:

Tide stations nearest to Cave:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Cave:

city weather forecast website

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.
Cave break location map and break info

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.