Rapturecamps's photo of Ericeira

Was a nice wave, just not really surfable!

Average rating of 4.07 from 15 votes


Spot Location: Spain + Portugal > Portugal > Ericeira

Date Taken: . 7960 page views since 7th March 2010.

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Rapturecamps Mar 10, 2010 Rating: -2

Not surfable for me.

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Rollinbarrin Mar 9, 2010 Rating: -2

Cave is plenty surfable if you have the sack

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ben59 Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 1

You are aware valentines has been and gone? xx

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Sneakybadger Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

I think it comes down to your personal goals what watercraft you ride. Eg, me for example, I want big drops and powerful barrels (that are within my competence boundaries), even if it means a full closeout. This is why I bodyboard. Longboards I would imagine are after a lot more of a relaxed experience and therefor have chosen the correct piece of equipment.... As for the conversation on here, you probably know that I talk sh!t a fair bit from time to time but i also have the more serious conversations ... I think it's all about balance??

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Ita_Gian Mar 9, 2010 Rating: -1

Oh maybe because i'm a surfer and the idea of standing up and falling head first into the sticking reef (yeah, i'm not such a good surfer) doesn't really make me want to try. Always tought that bodyboarders are crazier than us, never understood why, maybe it seems easier from prone position (didn't say it actually is, but the idea of getting up on foot is something that brakes one to do something). By the way, you're welcome mate. I surf this site but don't post this often. I think this should be a place of talking and giving advices and exchanging opinions, but it's like al bodyboarders/surfers war, and writing stupid shit. Such a pity, even if sometimes it's funny to read.

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Sneakybadger Mar 9, 2010 Rating: -1

Oh I see, from what I have seen i'd probably give it a try... Although I guess it is different when you are actually there... The thing that would make me think twice is that it's a right, and even though i am a sponger i still have a massive preference for lefts in the heavier stuff (even in prone)... just a bad habit i have picked up over the years. Anyway, I am ranting now, thanks for the info buddy!

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Ita_Gian Mar 9, 2010 Rating: -1

i'm just talking from what i've heard. i've surfed many spots along the portuguese coast, including some in ericeira but never surfed the cave, just spoke with portuguese surfers who did.. for my standards it's one of the heaviest waves i've seen, full of steps and boils and shallow reef stickin. course that out there there are far better and far worse, and i'm no expert but if there is a wave that i would really NOT surf, is that one

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Sneakybadger Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 1

Is it really that bad? I've seen plenty of footage on youtube and such, it does look heavy but no different to most heavy slabs... What makes it so bad?

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Ita_Gian Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 1

know that. but i can't see many spots in ericeira zone considered "unsurfable" apart from cave (which i agree it's surfable but only if you've got a pair of balls as big as a house)

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Portpipe Mar 8, 2010 Rating: -1

i'd go

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Ita_Gian Mar 8, 2010 Rating: 0

no surfable? cave?