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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Santa Iria

Azores, Eastern group

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DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

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BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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By GP , 05-03-2007

We did surf it !!! - In 1998 me and 5 friends of mine surfed this have. It's a very easy a nice wave to surf, specially for surfers and long borders. The have breaks over a rock reef which makes all look the same. Althought there a few other problems: (i)It's not that is to get there, 30 minutes to get there by a long walk and 45 minutes to get to the top (ii) the bay on the other side it's called the shark bay... (longborders don't miss it).

By anonymous ! , 22-10-2005

omfg - this wave looks 2 have the portiel to be super world class...a perfect left that holds alot of size...and blocks all side shore wind....great

By Pigdog , 04-04-2005

Pretty easy to spot - You will see the spot looking down from a paved scenery-spot about 5km south of Ribeira Grande. I didn't surf it, it looked really nice though when I was there and Ribeira Grande was too messy.

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