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Sao Lourenço break guidePhoto by: xenomorph193

Sao Lourenço Surf Guide

Sao Lourencoo in Ericeira is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Sao Lourenço Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sao Lourenço:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sao Lourenço occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sao Lourenço 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 Sao Lourenço Location Map

Interactive Sao Lourenço 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 Sao Lourenço is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sao Lourenço is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 226 km (140 miles) away.

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Sao Lourenço Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 11:45 Local Time
Saturday 28
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.3
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
Period (s) 14 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
10
25
25
20
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Sao Lourenço

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

Wind History at Sao Lourenço

Wind stats for Sao Lourenço, 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 Sao Lourenço. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sao Lourenço: