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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 07:10 Local time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-

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Reef in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of urchins and rocks.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ericeira, 2 km from Reef.

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Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lourinha, 29 km from Reef.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 78 miles from Reef.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.93
Dominant period (s) 17.2 19.5 17.2 17.2

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Overall Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Reef:

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


  • The nearest passenger airport to Reef is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Reef 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 Reef, Ericeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Reef sea temperature, Reef photographs, Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Reef webcams, current wind from Ericeira live weather stations and Reef 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 Reef.