Furnas is located right next to the big Vila Galé hotel on the southside of Ericeira. 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 it’s quite a flat wave with slow sections, but you can have good and long rights here. Although fat, this wave can be quite strong and powerful. 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 (off the breakwall) on the inside of the bay on big days. Furnas is sheltered from the worst of the strong north winds by cliffs and the big hotel.