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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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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 8° 31.526' S
Longitude: 35° 0.376' W

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English (Translate this text in English): near famous

La plage de Maracaipe est mondialement connue pour son incroyable Spot de Surf qui fait partie du top des meilleurs spots de surf au monde (et au Brésil, donc.) L'accès se fait directement par le village de Maracaipe, facilement. Pas besoin d'escalader ni forcément de 4x4 !
Maracaipe, Porto de Galinhas et toutes les autres plages d'Ipojuca, sont également très connus pour leurs réserves naturelles: L'une des plus belles réserves naturelles au monde.

Source: (Auberge au Brésil, à Maracaipe)

English (Translate this text in English): near famous

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Maraca

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)



DirectionRight and left


PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Bloody Beautiful Mate!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Bloody Beautiful Mate!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Bloody Beautiful Mate!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Bloody Beautiful Mate!!!

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Oct 5, 2009
Maraca - Caming from Recife early in the morning, we spent all day in Maracaipe. Warm weather and water too. Small waves, but fun to ride! This is an amazing beach, worth seeing. It´s just like paradise! I'll try to post some photos

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