On the most northern point of the World Surfing Reserve, at São Lourenço beach, you’ll find a consistent righthand wave with the same name. Setting off from a rocky platform, quite far from the beach, it’s a long wave with multiple peaks and sections. After a powerful take-off the wave often gets flatter and easier to surf. The inside is also suitable for less advanced surfers and longboarders. With the right conditions and low tide, you can sometimes also have a little beach break. There can even be a left on the south side of the bay.
The reef at São Lourenço will transform into a big wave spot with huge swells. It can hold up to 5 meters, more than any other break in Ericeira! When bigger, be careful of the clean-up sets from the west! São Lourenço is best surfed between low and mide tide, with clean swells from the northwest and wind from the east (NE – SE). As it’s further from Ericeira, it normally is less crowded.
Watch out for the heavy shore break with high tide!