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Latitude: 37° 44.996' N
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near the beach of populo
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
its a great non polluted beach like all of them in the azores islands, the wather in the summer is warm and it works all year arround
cristal clear water, warm water in the summer, good location, good waves, can be a litle bit crowded , works better in the winter since they make the constructions in the new marina in ponta delgada, it very close to the main city in sao miguel island.
By Anonymous , 02-01-2007
local rookie comment - very true, populo is good almost all winter long, low or high tide as long and the wind's not from the east or strong south wind. In the summer I only got good waves on low tide on a windy day a few hours after it spined from south to north, +_+
By Anonymous , 21-09-2006
- the summer is on the north shore. in the winter (as it was with the gordon hurricane) because of the storms, populo is a vey good beach break
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