Inserted in a landscape that has remained intact since it began to be frequented in the early 70s, the Coxos wave is the one that best symbolizes the spirit of local surfers and the values by which the Reserve is governed: protection and sustainability.
Formed by a reef that presents a smooth and uniform slope down to the middle of the Bay of Dois Irmãos, it offers a classic pointbreak configuration, with the surf line following the coastline from beginning to end. It is a powerful wave, with different sections and that works with several waving directions, and in ideal conditions it provides tubes with several seconds of duration. The dedication of the locals to this wave was the initial spark that triggered the application process for the World Surfing Reserve.
long and powerful right, with several tubular sections
low tide at low or high tide
all waves - ideal conditions with O / NO
from SE to NE
+ + + +
Surf line length
150 to 300 meters
from 0.5 to 3.0 meters
Type of surf
Practice level BOOK 7
6 - Surfers with the ability to complete 7 maneuvers with control and be at ease under water in powerful waves of at least 2 meters.
IMAGE CREDITS: HENRIQUE CASINHAS
Ericeira Surf Clube was recently featured in a webinar promoted by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ – Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude) about the good practices of sport clubs under a European community program.
Next year Ericeira will once again host a World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series event.
The stage of maximum status of the world qualifying circuit is scheduled for October 2021 (between the 5th and 10th, more precisely) in Ribeira d’Ilhas.