Leaving the Dois Irmãos Bay, and walking north for a few minutes, we will find Praia de São Lourenço, located in a large bay, about 1.2 km wide.
Next to its center, about 300 meters from the beach, is the last of the waves that make up the Reserve. These rights start on a rocky plateau, forming fast waves and with a lot of water, due to the peak being located at a considerable distance from the beach. The São Lourenço wave is normally surfed at half tide and needs N / NO swells, associated with wind from the east quadrant.
Type of wave
powerful right with several sections and which receives larger undulations
Type of bottom
rocks, sand and reef
N / NO
From SE to NE
Surf line length
50 to 150 meters
from 0.5 to 4.5 meters
Type of surf
progressive / plunge
Practice level BOOK 7
5 - Surfers capable of executing S curves and junction floaters and withstanding falls on powerful waves of up to five feet.
FOTOGRAFIA: 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.