Ericeira among the best international surf villages


Photography: Pedro Mestre


Ericeira has once again been recognized for the quality of its waves and its vocation for surfing.

This time, the distinction comes from Surfline’s specialized website, founded in 1985 in the United States of America.

In an article originally titled “The World’s Best Surf Towns”, the author, Dashel Pierson, tried to bring together in one list – necessarily subjective – some villages (more specifically, 13, with metropolises being strayed away from the list) that are named the best surf towns based on the following criteria: wave quality, breadth of surf culture, and wealth of surf history and wealth of surfing history at the local level.

In its text, Dashel Pierson starts by mentioning that Ericeira became a dedicated World Surfing Reserve in 2011 and highlights the village’s traditional town center, outdoor cafes and, of course, its seafood.

Ericeira Aerial Test Shoots – ph: NBXD

Surfline notes that Ericeira can get busy during the summer months and, apart from that, the best waves arrive in months with less tourism, i.e. during fall and winter when the North Atlantic sends substantial surf hurtling towards Europe’s west coast.

The other “Surf Towns” in this list of Surfline are San Clemente (USA), Puerto Escondido (Mexico), Byron Bay (Australia), Hossegor (France), Tofino (Canada), Outer Banks (USA), Bundoran (Ireland), Tamarindo (Costa Rica), Raglan (New Zealand), Haleiwa (Hawaii), Saquarema (Brazil) and Santa Cruz in the USA.

You can read the original article here in full.

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