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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Pororoca

Brazil, Maranhao

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 1° 14.556' N
Longitude: 50° 17.518' W

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 Access

You can arrive at Amapa state only by boat or plane. Go to Macapa city and take a boat by Araguari river on east of state.
Check the local tour operators, they have the best equipaments and all crew to do a expedition to the longest wave in the world. Amazing!!! Surfing through the jungle...

English (Translate this text in English): You can arrive at Amapa state only by boat or plane. Go to Macapa city and take a boat by Araguari river on east of state.
Check the local tour operators, they have the best equipaments and all crew to do a expedition to the longest wave in the world. Amazing!!! Surfing through the jungle...

English (Translate this text in English): You can arrive at Amapa state only by boat or plane. Go to Macapa city and take a boat by Araguari river on east of state.
Check the local tour operators, they have the best equipaments and all crew to do a expedition to the longest wave in the world. Amazing!!! Surfing through the jungle...

English (Translate this text in English): You can arrive at Amapa state only by boat or plane. Go to Macapa city and take a boat by Araguari river on east of state.
Check the local tour operators, they have the best equipaments and all crew to do a expedition to the longest wave in the world. Amazing!!! Surfing through the jungle...

DistanceSurf trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthExceptional (>500m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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 Additional Information

Pororoca is a phenomenon that happens with a combination of rivers tides variation and the moon position.
Usually at equinox, high tide is coming from the sea invading the rivers and producing strong waves. Every full and new moon from January to may and august to November. In the first semester the waves are glass and perfect. In the second semester the river stayed swung, because of the strong winds and is good to do kitesurf.

English (Translate this text in English): Pororoca is a phenomenon that happens with a combination of rivers tides variation and the moon position.
Usually at equinox, high tide is coming from the sea invading the rivers and producing strong waves. Every full and new moon from January to may and august to November. In the first semester the waves are glass and perfect. In the second semester the river stayed swung, because of the strong winds and is good to do kitesurf.

English (Translate this text in English): Pororoca is a phenomenon that happens with a combination of rivers tides variation and the moon position.
Usually at equinox, high tide is coming from the sea invading the rivers and producing strong waves. Every full and new moon from January to may and august to November. In the first semester the waves are glass and perfect. In the second semester the river stayed swung, because of the strong winds and is good to do kitesurf.

English (Translate this text in English): Pororoca is a phenomenon that happens with a combination of rivers tides variation and the moon position.
Usually at equinox, high tide is coming from the sea invading the rivers and producing strong waves. Every full and new moon from January to may and august to November. In the first semester the waves are glass and perfect. In the second semester the river stayed swung, because of the strong winds and is good to do kitesurf.

Atmosphere

Surfing into the jungle, good vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfing into the jungle, good vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfing into the jungle, good vibes.

English (Translate this text in English): Surfing into the jungle, good vibes.

General

You can test your surf... can do every maneuvers and enjoy all the time in the Amazon forest.But be careful, there are alligators and water snakes at the area that can hurt you.

English (Translate this text in English): You can test your surf... can do every maneuvers and enjoy all the time in the Amazon forest.But be careful, there are alligators and water snakes at the area that can hurt you.

English (Translate this text in English): You can test your surf... can do every maneuvers and enjoy all the time in the Amazon forest.But be careful, there are alligators and water snakes at the area that can hurt you.

English (Translate this text in English): You can test your surf... can do every maneuvers and enjoy all the time in the Amazon forest.But be careful, there are alligators and water snakes at the area that can hurt you.

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By Visit Brasil !!!! , 21-06-2007

Pororoca is unbelieveble !!! - I think that Pororoca is five stars, it's a totally unbelievible wave that breaks just feel days a year being the most extense wave in the world. That's where the nature shows his powers

By ashley , 19-06-2007

No idea when it comes!!! - Hi thereHow can I know when the Pororoca comes next spring?I need your helpThank you,

By Anonymous , 08-10-2006

- a barrel that lasts forever#!

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