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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 Surf Forecast / Ericeira / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 28 Feb 2021 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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.0 min: 13.8 °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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.9 max: 16.0 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Reef (calm at Cascais 25 km from The Reef). 1.7m 13 s period swell from W

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25 km away, 1 h 32 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
WNW
14.0
14.4
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 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Reef in the next 7 days are 2.3m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 06) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (WET) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 13s
Best Surf 3PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6ft (1.8m) 14s
Most Powerful 6PM (Sat 6th Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Reef over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
44424454423144422322200
T portugal.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T portugal.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.5
W
1.5
W
1.4
WNW
1.3
W
1.8
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.4
W
1.7
W
1.9
W
2.1
W
1.8
W
1.4
WNW
1.3
W
1.8
W
2.2
W
1.9
W
2
W
2.1
W
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100172468383665953912979416725503764345578101308872478102616882211144317091680
10
SSW
10
SW
10
SE
15
W
10
W
5
N
10
NNW
10
NE
15
ESE
15
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSW
5
ESE
5
NW
10
NNW
15
N
15
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
3:33PM
2.99
3:48AM
3.26
4:12PM
3.00
4:28AM
3.22
4:53PM
2.94
5:11AM
3.07
5:36PM
2.81
5:58AM
2.84
6:25PM
2.63
6:53AM
2.56
7:24PM
2.44
8:02AM
2.30
8:41PM
2.29
9:34AM
2.15
10:13PM
2.27
9:36PM
-0.01
10:05AM
-0.13
10:16PM
-0.00
10:45AM
-0.06
10:58PM
0.08
11:27AM
0.10
11:44PM
0.24
12:14PM
0.32
12:37AM
0.45
1:08PM
0.58
1:43AM
0.66
2:18PM
0.80
3:11AM
0.80
3:48PM
0.91

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

Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearrain shwrsmod. rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudy
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1413131211111211131514121212131413121211111110
1414131111121112161515131212121312109810108
--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:01--
6:29--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:32--6:34--6:35--6:36-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the NNW by Sat 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 7 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.