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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 39° 22.033' N
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DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Brunos Bar
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Fun learners and intermediate beach, sandy bottom. Gets full of surf classes but you can avoid them in winter and also after 5pm
Nice atmosphere. The line up feels more like a bar than a surf spot in summer - crowded in summer, fewer people in winter. It is just a fun beach break with everyone learning and improving. The portuguese are in the minority in this bay in summer!
By Anonymous , 09-06-2009
- Had a great time surfing this spot for about a month with a top group of ex-pat living out of vans in the carpark... Moito Bom!!
By Anonymous , 16-12-2007
surfcamps suck - Rent a room with the locals , they surfcamps will charge you more.
By Anonymous , 10-10-2007
don't book in advance.. - .. we booked part of a house from one of the surf schools and they really screwed us on the price compared to what others getting the same package only paying on the spot was paying. You can always find a nice little peak in praia do baleal for youself, and its really good for learning. Keep your eyes open for spots and waves to your liking along the bay, and go in the high tide. If you wanna buy gear, go to 58 surf shop. Really helpful and definitely the best around.
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