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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 37° 49.067' N
User rating (15)
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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
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
By Anonymous , 02-01-2007
local comment - I just wanna add that Sta Barbara is not exactly for all surfers, it depends on the day and tide, the waves are almost twice as strong as in the southern shore and there's a very strong current sometimes. But it's preety easy to know: if there's noone in the water, betta not risk it.oh and that 4th pic, that's Pico da Ganza! a bodyboard fave! great shot, congrats to whoever took it!
By Sofia , 27-08-2006
- Just one thing...the name of this place isn't Areias but Areais or Areal de Santa Bárbara.
By Pedro , 30-07-2005
photo 3 - I' ve never surf this spot I just want to comment the third photo that is awesome.
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