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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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 Paul do Mar

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 32° 45.582' N
Longitude: 17° 13.939' W

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Drive to Calheta near Jardim do Mar, if you ask a local fisherman or a local surfer he will easly tell you how to get there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Calheta near Jardim do Mar, if you ask a local fisherman or a local surfer he will easly tell you how to get there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Calheta near Jardim do Mar, if you ask a local fisherman or a local surfer he will easly tell you how to get there.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Calheta near Jardim do Mar, if you ask a local fisherman or a local surfer he will easly tell you how to get there.

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

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Atmosphere

Paul do Mar handles some big swells, a fast wave that will hurt you if you don't respect her ;)

English (Translate this text in English): Paul do Mar handles some big swells, a fast wave that will hurt you if you don't respect her ;)

English (Translate this text in English): Paul do Mar handles some big swells, a fast wave that will hurt you if you don't respect her ;)

English (Translate this text in English): Paul do Mar handles some big swells, a fast wave that will hurt you if you don't respect her ;)

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By Bello , 21-07-2007

Paul - paul is just a great fucik'n place you good fuck'in waves it wortes to go there belive me, keep posting ppl

By sam , 09-12-2005

Lucky if you get it on... - I guess you gotta be lucky to get in on anyway... heh hehBut the simple fact is its not a consistent wave and the three weeks i was there last year it never really broke well once! Every time a decent swell came the wind played havoc with it. So frustrating. A few degrees from direct offshore and the cliffs cause it to whip around side shore with all sorts of crosschop when the clauds look like it should be offshore ahhhggggg!!!!. Saw it lining up small - and by small i mean 6ft but you wouldnt want to surf it that size as its too shallow with the irregular bottom upsetting the face of the wave with surgy double suck sections and all sorts of wonky bits - if you fell off you'd be hitting the bottom for sure. It needs to be at least 8 - 10ft before it really gets going(not 10feet on the face, no, from behind! - i mean real 10ft!)Looks hard to get out but ok to get in inside the little harbour. Exits would have to be not too late as youd be on dry rocks. Wish i'd got it even as good as the 2nd photo. Even then i think it gets better than that. Very dependant on the swell direction to be just right.Good luck to anyone who scores it! Apart form that the laid back atmosphere of the district is great if a little lonely at times.

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