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The Reef Surf Forecast / Ericeira / Portugal

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 05 Feb 2023 WET
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The Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Reef sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 15.9 min: 14.1 °C)
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The Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Reef sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 15.9 min: 14.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Reef (calm at Torres Vedras wx 22 km from The Reef).

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22 km away, 1 h 17 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
S
9.0
14.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Reef this week:

The surf forecast for The Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 06) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Reef in the next 12 days are 2.5m 17s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 7s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 12) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (WET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Mon 6th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 12s
Best Surf 9AM (Wed 8th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 17s
Most Powerful 9AM (Wed 8th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Reef over the next 12 days.

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Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Fri
17
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
342343564544534531113344433332231202
Swell
Height Map
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T portugal.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
WNW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
0.9
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.7
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
NW
1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.6
NW
1.2
NW
1.3
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
W
1
W
1.5
W
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
1.2
NW
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)121211171615161716141313141315151413141313121312121111101210121312131312
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)46769445545311121161278436402787101697576713079765971326898509660458345299740876636431394288200153193471481587638616
Wind
(km/h)
15
E
5
ESE
15
NW
15
E
30
ENE
25
ENE
5
NE
20
ESE
25
ESE
30
E
30
ENE
20
E
25
E
35
E
30
ESE
25
E
35
E
35
SE
40
SE
35
SE
20
SSE
15
SSE
25
E
10
ENE
15
E
20
E
15
ESE
15
E
15
ESE
10
S
15
ESE
15
SE
25
SSE
25
S
25
W
25
NNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcross-
off
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:05AM
2.85
3:23PM
2.62
3:36AM
2.89
3:54PM
2.63
4:06AM
2.89
4:24PM
2.61
4:36AM
2.84
4:54PM
2.57
5:07AM
2.75
5:26PM
2.51
5:39AM
2.63
6:02PM
2.42
6:17AM
2.48
6:46PM
2.32
7:06AM
2.33
7:44PM
2.22
8:15AM
2.19
9:02PM
2.18
9:46AM
2.15
10:32PM
2.26
11:16AM
2.26
11:48PM
2.48
12:26PM
2.47
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:17AM
0.30
9:20PM
0.34
9:48AM
0.27
9:50PM
0.32
10:18AM
0.28
10:21PM
0.34
10:48AM
0.33
10:52PM
0.41
11:18AM
0.40
11:25PM
0.50
11:52AM
0.50
12:03AM
0.62
12:31PM
0.62
12:49AM
0.75
1:22PM
0.76
1:53AM
0.87
2:33PM
0.87
3:21AM
0.91
4:03PM
0.88
4:56AM
0.79
5:27PM
0.74
6:11AM
0.55

Note: the tide data above is for Ericeira which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Reef blow from the E

Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Fri
17
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
--------11-------21--1---------1621-
Temp. °C151313121013111113101216141114121114121417161418171418161416151516161514
Low °C12121267128711991698138811111117141317141317121216121415141413
Feels °C (?)11111083676745119476263813139151491713101313121112129
Sunrise-7:39--7:37--7:37--7:35--7:33--7:33--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:28--7:26--7:26-
Sunset--6:04--6:05--6:06--6:07--6:08--6:09--6:10--6:12--6:13--6:14--6:15--6:16

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun night, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Mon morning, fresh winds from the E by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the ESE by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sat night, light winds from the E by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue night, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the S by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the The Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at The Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (The Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for The Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

The Reef is 15 km (9 miles) from the city of Sintra. If you plan a holiday in Ericeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Sintra. Sintra has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.