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Discover Pedra Branca, the famous surf spot known for its world-class tubular left peak, excellent swells, and tubular barrels. With a mix of rock bottom and sand, this surf break offers a challenging experience for intermediate to advanced surfers. Not for beginners due to shallow reef, this spot offers a small take-off zone and competitive lineup. Paddle out to enjoy the fast, hollow barrels and fair water quality. Accessible from town via piste road and parking near the break. Click here or scroll down to find everything you need to know about surfing at Pedra Branca Ericeira, Ericeira.

Everything you need to know about surfing at Pedra Branca Ericeira, Ericeira

Pedra Branca, or White Rock, is one of the most famous surf spots in the area and offers a unique surf experience for intermediate and advanced surfers. With a tubular left peak that breaks almost always perfectly, it's not for beginners due to its shallow reef and rock bottom. On smaller days, there's a fun lefthand wall, but when the Autumn swells kick in, it transforms into a challenging death or glory pit with barrels up to double overhead. The right peak in the Praia de Pedra Branca bay caters to all abilities and is a long fun wall over sand and reef. With a competitive vibe, it's best for advanced surfers and has a small take-off zone and a crowd of hard-charging locals. The long, fast, hollow barrels make this regional classic a world-class spot on its day. Access is easy via a piste road opposite the campsite, but be aware of heavy waves and urchins.

Best time of the year:
September to May

Surf level required:
intermediate, advanced

Best tide:
Best mid-high

Wave height:
1.5-3m / ...

Best swell direction:
NW, W

Seafloor:
Flat slab reef with sand and urchins

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Pedra Branca Ericeira in Portugal is known for its excellent surf conditions and is a World Surf Reserve.

The best time to surf here is from autumn to spring when the Atlantic swells are at their strongest.

Pedra Branca Beach is the main surf spot.

Yes, a wetsuit is needed most of the year due to cooler water temperatures.

The main Pedra Branca Beach is often considered the best surf spot.