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Latitude: 23° 47.492' S
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You take a plan to Sao Paulo, and then you take the Anchieta Road until Rio-Santos Road. Located 2 hours from Sao Paulo.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Famous beach on the North Shore of Sao Paulo. Easy road access.
The best wave in Sao Paulo. Good barrels in a good days. Holds up very big swells and becomes one of the best tow in beach break spots.
By marcelobike , 07-10-2010
maresias - i agree maresias it gets hallow and big very powerful wave.one of the best waves in brazil.have fun and be polite with the locals they are hardcore.
By Anonymous , 17-10-2007
Maresias in June July? - Was thinking of coming down with my family, renting a house, and trying to catch a few. How are the crowds that time of year? What is the water temp like? Is the beach/town nice for little kids (4 and under)? What would it cost to hire (in $) help with my large family?
By Pipo , 18-12-2006
Marecas 4ever - When South swells pumps big, Maresias (or "Marecas" for those from São Paulo) is the place to be. If they come when East winds are blowing, you're a lucky man. On big days, unless you're being towed-in, be prepared to paddle like a madman and get some bone-cracking shakes (no canals). These photos are great and all but it should be noted that Maresias is not particularly consistent. Generally, you may spend quite a few days there without catching any waves. 2006 was definitely a unusually big year. Hopefully the swells will keep pumping in 2007! Peace.
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