About Foz do Lizandro

If you don't feel like battling the crowds or the urchins at one of Ericeira's reefbreaks, or the swell is pretty small, Foz can offer up fun, little peaks that are similar to any average California beachbreak, some days good, some days bad, depending on the shifting sandbanks.

There's a rivermouth at the south end that opens up in winter and can make a good left in front of the rocks. Toward the middle of the beach, there are assorted peaks that pop up as the tide, which is pretty extreme in these parts, goes in and out.

The scene on the beach is pretty classic, too, as this is the closest big stretch of sand to Ericeira. There's beach volleyball, kids jumping into the river, families sun tanning and a bar right there, in case all that hanging at the beach and surfing renders you a little, well, parched. It's definitely not a bad place to while away a Sunday afternoon.

Source: Foz do Lizandro Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to intermediate, depending on how big it is.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow -- it shifts enough for everyone to get their waves.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

If the bodyboarders don't getcha, the learn-to-surf camps might.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Pretty average.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not bad but around the rivermouth can get suspect.

Additional Information




Big parking lot right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish



Best Season

Autumn and spring -- wind and weather can be issues in the winter.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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