Ericeira is located approximately in the middle of the west coast of Portugal and is about 40 km from the capital Lisbon. It is known as a traditional Portuguese fishing village, which has grown over the years (about 11,000 inhabitants).
In the south-west of Europe, directly on the Atlantic Ocean, lies Portugal - one of the most popular European surf destinations. With its endless coastlines, steep cliffs and enchanting bays, Portugal offers excellent surfing conditions all year round.
In Ericeira, the only World Surfing Reserve in Europe, you will find countless surf spots for all levels: surf novices, advanced surfers and experts! Even the surfing elite can be found here regularly because of the perfect waves!
Arrival is by plane (bookable at RETTER Sports) or on your own. The arrival airport is Lisbon, an airport transfer can be organized through us.
Surfing in Ericeira is possible all year round. However, the best time for surfing beginners is the summer. For experienced surfers we recommend the time between October and April.
Wind/Wave Forecast Ericeira
During the year, the temperature usually ranges between 9°C and 26°C and is rarely below 6°C or above 32°C. The water averages about 17°C, which means it is quite cool.
Culture & Free time
Besides surfing, you can also explore a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the city. So Ericeira is the ideal place if you want to surf but also enjoy the nightlife.
Portugal only borders Spain, but the Portuguese can only be compared to the Spanish to a limited extent. Portuguese are considered to be more reserved than their neighbors, and comparisons to Spain are not exactly welcome. Portuguese are generally considered to be very disciplined and modest people. Women are treated with respect for the most part.