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Reef Surf Guide

Reef in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for urchins and rocks.

Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Reef 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 19% of the time in December while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
64%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Reef Location Map

Interactive Reef 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 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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Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 22:52 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 3.0
WNW
3.0
WNW
3.0
WNW
2.2
NW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 20
NNE 15
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Reef

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

Wind History at Reef

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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