About Ericeira

Furnas, in its sheltered corner, can often be the only place working in a big N or NW swell. There's a right hander that breaks out off the headland, but only wakes at a serious size, when it can produce long, rolling, double overhead walls. A powerful wave breaking in deep water. In smaller conditions there are a few peaks along the beach - but not a high quality spot.

Source: Ericeira Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Ok for all levels - Furnas best left to advanced.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

OK

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Beach usually pretty quiet, especially if other spots working. Point will have a crowd when it's on.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Big, long, ripable walls, stretch and wrap into the bay here on rare days. This is a fickle right point that can be well worth the long paddle and heavy hold downs. There are also mediocre peaks inside the bay that are worth checking in medium swells out of the north.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Easy when small, heavier in big swells.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Not great.

Additional Information

Hazards

Heavy when big, rocks on inside.

Access

Car park at southern end of beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard, gun

Seabed

Beach with reef and rocks.

Best Season

December - February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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