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The Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Reef Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Monday, 19 November 2018, 02:33 Local time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SE 15
Wind State glass glass cross-

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The Reef in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Take care of urchins, rocks,crowds.

Portugal wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ericeira, 3 km from The Reef.

IS AT (local time)

The Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oeiras, 28 km from The Reef.


Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near The Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bóia de Sines, 75 miles from The Reef.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.68
Dominant period (s) 20.3 19.5 21.1 17.2

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Overall The Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to The Reef:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    13 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    16 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to The Reef is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Reef is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 225 km (140 miles) away.
The Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Reef, Ericeira. Use the tab navigation above to view The Reef sea temperature, The Reef photographs, The Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Reef webcams, current wind from Ericeira live weather stations and The 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 The Reef.