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Latitude: 22° 56.83' S
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From the city of Cabo Frio in the RIO de JAneiro north state you will drive to a neighbour town called Arraial do Cabo. Before reaching Arraial do Cabo you will see a Police station there you will make a right turn and just follow this road to the villages of Monte Alto and Figueira do not make any right turns after the police box.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Massambaba
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Park your car where you can see it and use it as a reference while you surf so you can make sure you are waiting for the sets on the right spot,since the current can be srong.Bring wetsuits the water is very cold in the summer and on ocasional currents.Don t surf alone look for other surfers and join them or close by them.
Locals are very cool they surf all year long empty waves its easy to make friend ship.
The waves always are biger then you thought once you are out there .Watch out for big fishes ,waile ,sharks,dollphins ,the hole crew is out there enjoying life so keep aware of that.
When the conditions are right you will surf barrels all they long on a beautiful white sand beach where you can find cheap home seafood made dishes and welcome locals.Remember this is not a beginers surf spot the currents are srtong and there s no Life guard .
Its usualy empty and its biger then everywhere else its clean and virgin the houses in this area are all in still in construction so it might not look so good .But what counts here are the beach and the waves.The sand is thick and white like hawaii .Some fishermans and 4x4 cars drive a long the beach some times so wach out for them ,make your self notice at the beach so they don t run over your boards or your self .
The best days to go there are after the souht storms when the sun shows up again and the wind directions are turning then you will have about one week of great surf and good water temperature
after that the water starts getting cold and dark and the swell drops to much .
Its a place where you will find what you expect from surfing.Peace ,nature strong waves seafood
simple hotels and pensions.
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