Furnas

2/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Furnas is located right next to the big Vila Galé hotel on the southside of Ericeira town. It only works proper with bigger swells and can be your best bet when the other spots in the Ericeira region are huge and you don’t feel like driving. Normally Furnas is quite a flat wave with slow sections, but you can have good and long rights here, especially with lower tide. Although fat, this wave can be quite strong and powerful on big days.

Don’t be mistaken with the wave next door called Pico do Futuro. It might look like the peak from Furnas, but it’s not. Pico do Futuro is a hard and dangerous wave! Furnas is a smaller, gentler wave that starts to form on the inside of the bay on bigger days. Furnas is sheltered from the worst of the strong north winds by cliffs and the big hotel. Pay attention to the big rocks close to the beach!

Waves breaking in front of the Vila Galé hotel in Ericeira at the surf spot Furnas

FACILITIES

Furnas

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Surf level
Beginner
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Bottom
Sand with rocks
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
2/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
West
Swell size
1.5 to 3 meter
LOCALISM
2/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 200 meter
Best season
October – March
CROWD FACTOR
3/5

Location

Where to find

Furnas

Covid-19 flexibility

Ericeira Surf House

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– Negative travel advice for Portugal.
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