An excellent spot, but the construction of a seawall has severely compromised its quality. It once was all-time at high tide, a perfect freight-train barrel, but now there is a strong backwash when the tide is up. Still gets good an hour or so before or after high tide. Take-off zone is next to or just inside of a large rock on the outside. Very steep drops and fast, hollow sections. Low tide is dangerously shallow.
Experts only. Sometimes crowded, especially on weekends, due to its proximity to the city of Funchal.
On the main road that runs along the south shore of the island. If you're heading west, the wave is visible as soon as you exit the tunnel and enter the village.