Pontissima

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Pontissima is a righthander located in between the famous surf spots Ribeira d’Ilhas and Cave. You can access the wave from both sides, but the easiest access is from Ribeira d’Ilhas with its great facilities and parking. Paddling out on the north side of the bay, you will first pass Pontinha before reaching Pontissima. This heavy wave breaks over reef and works best around mid tide.

Since it’s a long paddle from Ribeira, it’s less crowded but also more local. Only go there if you know what you are doing and respect the locals!

FACILITIES

Waves breaking at Pontissima on a day with big swell

Pontissima

facts

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Surf level
Beginner
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Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
3/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West, Northwest
Swell size
Up to 3 meter
LOCALISM
4/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 150 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
2/5

Location

Where to find

Pontissima

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.