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Latitude: 22° 58.519' S
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Get by car into Arraial do Cabo city. After the city "gate", you'll have a small cliff with a small beach to the left. Go on and turn right in a rotatory, than the next beach is Praia Grande.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
It's not a very frequent wave, but very perfect and clean when it breaks. In small days, fishing boats take the place, making it difficult to surf. Be prepared to very cold water (about 15 degrees celcius), a long wetsuit is frequently necessary. The offshore winds blows most days of the year, making the conditions good, but the best wave season for swell arrivals is fall and winter. Very good spot to the beginners when it it's small.
It is a good spot to check when the south swell is closing out in other famous waves like Itauna, and Massambaba (1h car drive). Not worth the paddle over southerlies winds.
By Rodrigo , 24-08-2010
- No problem with fishboat and the water is not always cold. Always break. Classic waves sometimes.
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