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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 Surf Guide

Cave in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle 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. Beware of urchins, rips and rocks.

Cave Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cave:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cave occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cave (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cave with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in December while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cave Location Map

Interactive Cave surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cave Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 05:13 Local Time
Tuesday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.0
N
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.6
W
Period (s) 9 9 9 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SE 15
SE 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Cave

Surf stats for Cave, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cave

Wind stats for Cave, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cave. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cave:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.