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Latitude: 27° 23.786' S
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Easy spot to be found in Itajai, Santa Catarina.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Brava
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
In big days it's a very fast wave, so don't wait too long to stand up otherwise you'll get a good sized wipe out and suck in some nice water.
Park your car along the road.
When it's happening there are many beach-brakes. The beach is pretty big but it geats very crowded easily. Be cool with the locals and don't drop in in anyone's wave otherwise you'll be taken out of the water and will get your ass jiu-jitsued. During the summer it's the best spot to hang out.
Well, Praia brava is amazing in the weekends, by day you can surf quality waves, and by night you can go in for a hell of a night in the nighthouses.
By Anonymous , 06-09-2006
hi there - Praia Brava is at Itajai, not in Floripa. It's a standard wave; and the worst, rarely break, always flat...
By brazilian , 26-08-2006
not the same spot - The praia brava you guys are looking for is located on the north of florianopolis island which is a strong and fast wave on the good days. the praia brava the site has mentioned is the praia brava of itajai, a port city 50 miles away from the islan. good barrels same times too .catch ya
By edurdo piccoli , 27-07-2006
brava beach - hey guys, i am brazilian, and i live in brava beach in florianopolis. i really think that the beach you are talking about is not the same of the pictures.we have in santa catarina 2 bravas beach, frist is in itajai and the second is in florianopolis.you should check it out. that is it ... enjoy