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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Praia da Saudade

Brazil, Santa Catarina

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 26° 13.839' S
Longitude: 48° 29.909' W

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 Access

From Florianópolis, wich is Santa Catarina's capital, drive north throught the BR-101 Highway for around 150km. Then take the BR-280 Highway heading São Francisco do Sul Island. After getting into the BR-280, it is going to take you more 50 minutos drive to get to the spot. When you cross the rail road, the BR-280 Highway will become SC-301 Highway. Drive until the end of it. It is in the neighborhood called Enseada.

English (Translate this text in English): From Florianópolis, wich is Santa Catarina's capital, drive north throught the BR-101 Highway for around 150km. Then take the BR-280 Highway heading São Francisco do Sul Island. After getting into the BR-280, it is going to take you more 50 minutos drive to get to the spot. When you cross the rail road, the BR-280 Highway will become SC-301 Highway. Drive until the end of it. It is in the neighborhood called Enseada.

English (Translate this text in English): From Florianópolis, wich is Santa Catarina's capital, drive north throught the BR-101 Highway for around 150km. Then take the BR-280 Highway heading São Francisco do Sul Island. After getting into the BR-280, it is going to take you more 50 minutos drive to get to the spot. When you cross the rail road, the BR-280 Highway will become SC-301 Highway. Drive until the end of it. It is in the neighborhood called Enseada.

English (Translate this text in English): From Florianópolis, wich is Santa Catarina's capital, drive north throught the BR-101 Highway for around 150km. Then take the BR-280 Highway heading São Francisco do Sul Island. After getting into the BR-280, it is going to take you more 50 minutos drive to get to the spot. When you cross the rail road, the BR-280 Highway will become SC-301 Highway. Drive until the end of it. It is in the neighborhood called Enseada.

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 Prainha

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://waves.terra.com.br... 

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 Additional Information

It is a small beach, good structure with restaurants and hotels. You park your car in front of the beach. No need to worry about robbery, very safe place. The wave is very strong and consistant, always. If somewhere around has no waves, be sure you'll find them at Prainha. The best swell direction is SE and the best wind is NW or W, wich is more common early in the morning. Best spot is in the southern corner of the beach, where you find the righthander. In front of the life guard house, you'll ride both lefthanders and righthanders. On the northern corner, you'll find the lefthanders, but they are not so often and so good as the others. Get prepared for tubes on the inside section. Outside section is for manouvers.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a small beach, good structure with restaurants and hotels. You park your car in front of the beach. No need to worry about robbery, very safe place. The wave is very strong and consistant, always. If somewhere around has no waves, be sure you'll find them at Prainha. The best swell direction is SE and the best wind is NW or W, wich is more common early in the morning. Best spot is in the southern corner of the beach, where you find the righthander. In front of the life guard house, you'll ride both lefthanders and righthanders. On the northern corner, you'll find the lefthanders, but they are not so often and so good as the others. Get prepared for tubes on the inside section. Outside section is for manouvers.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a small beach, good structure with restaurants and hotels. You park your car in front of the beach. No need to worry about robbery, very safe place. The wave is very strong and consistant, always. If somewhere around has no waves, be sure you'll find them at Prainha. The best swell direction is SE and the best wind is NW or W, wich is more common early in the morning. Best spot is in the southern corner of the beach, where you find the righthander. In front of the life guard house, you'll ride both lefthanders and righthanders. On the northern corner, you'll find the lefthanders, but they are not so often and so good as the others. Get prepared for tubes on the inside section. Outside section is for manouvers.

English (Translate this text in English): It is a small beach, good structure with restaurants and hotels. You park your car in front of the beach. No need to worry about robbery, very safe place. The wave is very strong and consistant, always. If somewhere around has no waves, be sure you'll find them at Prainha. The best swell direction is SE and the best wind is NW or W, wich is more common early in the morning. Best spot is in the southern corner of the beach, where you find the righthander. In front of the life guard house, you'll ride both lefthanders and righthanders. On the northern corner, you'll find the lefthanders, but they are not so often and so good as the others. Get prepared for tubes on the inside section. Outside section is for manouvers.

Atmosphere

Prainha is located in a very structured neighborhood. There are hotels, restaurants, gas stations, internet, police department, drug stores, clubs and so on. Beautiful sight around and at least more 5 spots in the area (less than 5km distant): Grande beach, Ubatuba beach, Itaguaçu beach, Turttle beach, and the Petrobras Pier. For more information about São Franciso do Sul Island, access http://www.saofranciscodosul.com.br/

English (Translate this text in English): Prainha is located in a very structured neighborhood. There are hotels, restaurants, gas stations, internet, police department, drug stores, clubs and so on. Beautiful sight around and at least more 5 spots in the area (less than 5km distant): Grande beach, Ubatuba beach, Itaguaçu beach, Turttle beach, and the Petrobras Pier. For more information about São Franciso do Sul Island, access http://www.saofranciscodosul.com.br/

English (Translate this text in English): Prainha is located in a very structured neighborhood. There are hotels, restaurants, gas stations, internet, police department, drug stores, clubs and so on. Beautiful sight around and at least more 5 spots in the area (less than 5km distant): Grande beach, Ubatuba beach, Itaguaçu beach, Turttle beach, and the Petrobras Pier. For more information about São Franciso do Sul Island, access http://www.saofranciscodosul.com.br/

English (Translate this text in English): Prainha is located in a very structured neighborhood. There are hotels, restaurants, gas stations, internet, police department, drug stores, clubs and so on. Beautiful sight around and at least more 5 spots in the area (less than 5km distant): Grande beach, Ubatuba beach, Itaguaçu beach, Turttle beach, and the Petrobras Pier. For more information about São Franciso do Sul Island, access http://www.saofranciscodosul.com.br/

General

This is the best spot in the São Francisco do Sul Island. The wave is very powerfull and funny. Best size is 3ft - 4ft. Very nice structure around, very nice sight in the area. In Summer time there are a lot of parties and beautiful girls.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in the São Francisco do Sul Island. The wave is very powerfull and funny. Best size is 3ft - 4ft. Very nice structure around, very nice sight in the area. In Summer time there are a lot of parties and beautiful girls.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in the São Francisco do Sul Island. The wave is very powerfull and funny. Best size is 3ft - 4ft. Very nice structure around, very nice sight in the area. In Summer time there are a lot of parties and beautiful girls.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in the São Francisco do Sul Island. The wave is very powerfull and funny. Best size is 3ft - 4ft. Very nice structure around, very nice sight in the area. In Summer time there are a lot of parties and beautiful girls.

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Praia da Saudade
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Jan 25, 2010
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From Jan 21, 2010 to Feb 3, 2010
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By Anonymous , 18-03-2012

Excellent - Excellent place! I surf there since my 13 years old.

By Anonymous , 25-04-2007

JamieBu - This is North SC, not south on Ilha Sao Francisco.The first place I surfed in Brazil.The Local Boyz/ Surfclub took me in and treated me as one of their own. Falou Brodes- Henrique e tudo e galera local , abraco e muitos ondas par voces- sua amigo Escoces Jamie. Prainha and Praia Grande both are consistant and get epic in the right conditions. despite my experience the Island is known for localism and I've seen the boys have a go at a few interlopers before.

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