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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Caldeira

Azores, Central group

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 38° 37.503' N
Longitude: 27° 59.878' W

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Pretty easy to find. If you head north from the airport in QUEIMADA, it's maybe all of about 5 miles up the road. You're going to turn right at the sign for Caldeira, and wind through the neighborhood until you reach the bluff over looking the break. Getting in the water could prove a bit hairy, but if you time it right, you just need to walk out on the rocks until you can paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty easy to find. If you head north from the airport in QUEIMADA, it's maybe all of about 5 miles up the road. You're going to turn right at the sign for Caldeira, and wind through the neighborhood until you reach the bluff over looking the break. Getting in the water could prove a bit hairy, but if you time it right, you just need to walk out on the rocks until you can paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty easy to find. If you head north from the airport in QUEIMADA, it's maybe all of about 5 miles up the road. You're going to turn right at the sign for Caldeira, and wind through the neighborhood until you reach the bluff over looking the break. Getting in the water could prove a bit hairy, but if you time it right, you just need to walk out on the rocks until you can paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Pretty easy to find. If you head north from the airport in QUEIMADA, it's maybe all of about 5 miles up the road. You're going to turn right at the sign for Caldeira, and wind through the neighborhood until you reach the bluff over looking the break. Getting in the water could prove a bit hairy, but if you time it right, you just need to walk out on the rocks until you can paddle.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Talk to the locals! Very friendly, and almost all of them speak some english. They all know the area, and can inform you on the hazards.

English (Translate this text in English): Talk to the locals! Very friendly, and almost all of them speak some english. They all know the area, and can inform you on the hazards.

English (Translate this text in English): Talk to the locals! Very friendly, and almost all of them speak some english. They all know the area, and can inform you on the hazards.

English (Translate this text in English): Talk to the locals! Very friendly, and almost all of them speak some english. They all know the area, and can inform you on the hazards.

Atmosphere

Couldn't believe the size the place was holding with the varying tides. I spent most of the day there, and it was virtually unchanged. I'm relatively new on the island, but I talked to a couple of guys that were there, and they said that what we were in wasn't even really all that epic for that area....and it was easily 20 ft with the sets....and hollow. Great, uncrowded (and virtually uncharted) waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Couldn't believe the size the place was holding with the varying tides. I spent most of the day there, and it was virtually unchanged. I'm relatively new on the island, but I talked to a couple of guys that were there, and they said that what we were in wasn't even really all that epic for that area....and it was easily 20 ft with the sets....and hollow. Great, uncrowded (and virtually uncharted) waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Couldn't believe the size the place was holding with the varying tides. I spent most of the day there, and it was virtually unchanged. I'm relatively new on the island, but I talked to a couple of guys that were there, and they said that what we were in wasn't even really all that epic for that area....and it was easily 20 ft with the sets....and hollow. Great, uncrowded (and virtually uncharted) waves.

English (Translate this text in English): Couldn't believe the size the place was holding with the varying tides. I spent most of the day there, and it was virtually unchanged. I'm relatively new on the island, but I talked to a couple of guys that were there, and they said that what we were in wasn't even really all that epic for that area....and it was easily 20 ft with the sets....and hollow. Great, uncrowded (and virtually uncharted) waves.

General

Need some more experience with the place, but it has the potential to be a classic.

English (Translate this text in English): Need some more experience with the place, but it has the potential to be a classic.

English (Translate this text in English): Need some more experience with the place, but it has the potential to be a classic.

English (Translate this text in English): Need some more experience with the place, but it has the potential to be a classic.

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By Anonymous , 29-08-2006

- 20 foot in the atlantic, i love it. we do have somthin. even tho im from jersey, where ive never seen it over 12ft. and that was pretty much unsurfable, i wanna see a picture of this spot with a person surfing so i can get some kind of idea of size

By amarorms@sapo.pt , 11-03-2006

- Caldeira is in São Jorge Island not on Terceira so don,t follow Eric instroctions.

By AzoresTravel , 28-11-2005

Hummm ? - Sorry but i have seen people surf at Caldeira, is it Dangerous ? yup! Very Dangerous indeed...but it´s an amazing wave, Hollow Powerfull and Dangerous like any world quality wave...near the rocks ? yup indeed...so what ?

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