Ericeira is a seaside resort and fishing community that belongs to the municipality of Mafra, situated on the western coast of Portugal. This place is a popular destination to many surfers, as near the area there are over 40 beaches with excellent surfing conditions.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in São Julião, Ericeira, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
If you enjoy nice and chill surfing, São Julião is the beach for you. In a car distance and instant access beach, it is easy to locate the spot, also known as Praia de São Julião.
The wave quality is normal that breaks regularly, welcoming all kind of surfers. The type of the wave is beach break with great rights and lefts. The bottom of the sea is sandy.
On the spot, the wind on its best, blows from the east and northeast. The swell, on its best form, comes from the west while it starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2+ m/6+ ft.
In summer, the waves swell size is from 1.3-2 m (4-6.5 ft) long and the wind blows offshore at 5%. In autumn, the wind blows offshore at 28% and the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) most of the time. In winter, we have the same swell size as in autumn and at 26% of the time the swell size >3 m (10 ft) and the wind blows offshore at 37%. In spring, the waves swell size is from 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) most of the time and the wind blows offshore at 23%.
The wave is powerless and in normal days, it is short up to 50 m/164 ft long while during good days, it can reach up to 150 m/492 ft long. That kind of wave is perfect for surfing lessons.
The local schools will teach you the basics and will help you ride your first waves. The spot is great and the surfing fun guaranteed.