Cave

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Cave, also known as Sete Bafos or The Basement is located just south of the Baia dos Dois Irmaos, where the spots Crazy Left and Coxos are located. It can be reached via a little dirt road just north of Ribeira d’Ilhas. Cave is without a doubt the heaviest wave in Ericeira and one of the most difficult waves in the world.

This spectacular wave was first discovered by bodyboarders and always seemed impossible for surfers. However, over the last few years more and more surfers are hunting this impressive right barrel. Cave has become famous for its spectacular and dangerous nature; this wave sets of from a shallow reef platform that is detached from the seabed, creating intense suction from the base towards the top of the wave. This creates a tubing wave that becomes progressively more hollow, wide and square with a stair effect, as if the wave would lead to a basement (justifying its name).

As you are basically surfing below reef level, one mistake has serious consequences. Fast, hollow and very shallow, so only for true professionals! Come and watch the show when the pros are around.

Surfer in the barrel at one of the most dangerous waves in the world called Cave

FACILITIES

Cave

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Surf level
Beginner
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Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
2/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
Northwest
Swell size
Up to 3 meter
LOCALISM
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Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 100 meter
Best season
October – March
CROWD FACTOR
1/5

Location

Where to find

Cave

Covid-19 flexibility

Ericeira Surf House

See you soon!

You can reschedule your trip if you have to cancel your holiday due to one of the following reasons:

– Negative travel advice for Portugal.
– Closed borders.
– If you have been exposed to the virus and need to be quarantained.

In all cases, for this policy to apply, cancellations need to be communicated at latest 5 days prior to arrival.