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Latitude: 39° 6.573' N
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Take the national road up to Santa Cruz, about 2km before you'll find an intersection with a sign directing you to Praia azul. The sign says 100m but don't be fooled you are a coll 2-3km away!!!
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
This is one hell of a lomg beach with many breaks along the way, i won't bother saying which is the best one because they change every year (sandy bottom. It migth look small from the top of the cliff but chances are it's fine.You can park your car right above the beach.
Praia azul is the most consistent spot i know during the summer. If it's not working there chances are it's not working anywhere. Unless you want to drive to Praia Grande and share a single wave with at least 20 other not so friendly people.
like I said before it's a consistent spot, it might not be the most amaizing wave but it's better that nothing. When it's big it closes out too much and there's no point. Note --- I only go there when it's flat everywhere else, i've only surfed it ONCE when it was 6-7ft+ and in the 6 years that i've bodyboarded that was the only time that i broke my leash and lost both my fins because of ONE wave. And anyways if it's big there i'd rather go somewhere else where the waves are better (and where there's a channel)
By Mr Scott , 20-11-2003
Very good spot with SE wind - I'm surfing in Sta Cruz since 1988 when my parents bought a house there. Year after year the bottom (a mixed of sandy with rocks) change and consequently the waves change too. I can say that i had caught great tubes on high power waves with 2mt absolutely amazing. It works well with SE,E wind and a good swell NW
By Choras , 03-01-2003
Best time to Surf - This is a great spot to surf but works better from March to September. The crowd is very good. Respects for beings respected.
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