Ericeira is the 1st Surfing Reserve in Europe and the 2nd in the world, officially recognized by the US organization Save the Waves Coalition, which highlights the excellence of the natural features offered for the practice of this sport.
The coastal strip, now recognized by the World Surfing Reserve, is part of the Municipality of Mafra, extending from the Empa Beach, in the village of Ericeira, the São Lourenço Beach in São Isidoro. Seven world-class waves within four Km: Pedra Branca, Reef, Ribeira d’Ilhas, Cave, Crazy Left, Coxos and São Lourenço.
The Atlantic coast of the Municipality of Mafra, especially the north of Ericeira, is one of the rare places in the world that brings together a large number of high quality waves. Along the 11 kms of the coast there are 22 waves of different characteristics that provide the practice of Surf under different weather conditions.