500 meters to the north is the most popular wave of the Reserve, on the beach that is considered the “visiting room” of Portuguese surf.
Located in a valley where a stream flows, its geographical configuration is that of a natural amphitheater, ideal for holding events. It is not by chance that the first national and international championships held in Portugal took place here. Ribeira d’Ilhas is a long pointbreak right (the waves follow the shoreline) that receives all types of waves and works at all tides, being the most consistent wave in the region. With W / NO undulations Ribeira d’Ilhas can provide rights of up to 200 meters in length. It is a very valuable and competitive wave, as it allows the most different levels of approach on the part of surfers.
Type of bottom
rocks and reef
all waves - ideal conditions with O / NO
from any quadrant - ideal conditions from SE to NE
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Surf line length
150 to 300 meters
0.5 to 3.5 meters
Type of surf
progressive / plunge
Practice level BOOK 7
4 - Surfers qualified to perform take-offs from the side, in a single movement, to the right and to the left, in non-bursting waves, and with the ability to withstand falls in powerful waves of up to one meter.
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.