Kovalam is a picturesque beach town fronted by the Arabian Sea, located just a few miles away from Thiruvananthapuram city's center in Kerala. Having a coastline of more than 10.5 mi/17 km and three beaches separated by rock outcrops, Kovalam is a famous destination for both local and foreign visitors.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Crazy Left, Ericeira, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
This beach has the right conditions for surfing. It’s suitable for professionals or kamikaze surfers. It’s a rocky reef with world class waves, with left direction. It’s one of the few ones lefts in Ericeira.
For the swell, the best direction is the west and for the wind, the east direction. The waves are really fast and hollow. The high tide is the only best tide position. You must be careful and surf only when the tide is full of rising.
In summer, the wind blows offshore at 0,6% and the waves are with no swell size most of the time. Only at 4% of the time, the swell size is 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft). In autumn, there is the same swell size as in summer, and at 7% of the time the swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft). The wind blows offshore at 7%. In winter, the wind blows offshore at 12% and the waves swell size on good days, is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) and at 7% of the time is >3 m (>10 ft). In spring, the waves swell size is at 11% of the time 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft), but there is no swell size at 79% of the time. The wind blows offshore at 6%.
There are surf schools in the area, in case you need an expert to show you the magic of this extreme sport. In Ericeira, you can find historic architecture and beautiful buildings. The hospitality of the villagers makes you feel you don’t want to leave this place. For those, who love the ancient art, the ethnology and the archeology, the Sta. Casa da Misericórdia da Ericeira museum opens its doors upon arrangement. You can also visit the municipal library and the cultural center.
There are many restaurants where you can taste good and fresh fish and other seafood. You can drink cocktails in one of the many bars in the area. When you are not flirting with the crazy waves, you can relax in the comfortable and lovely accommodations.