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Latitude: 26° 43.615' S
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It is one of the best surf spots of Santa Catarina state (both North and South Shore). It is a reef-rocky located in a city called Piçarras. It is near the summer night club Bali Hai. Once you hear the swell direction is East at 3-4ft (or higher) or Southeast at 5-6ft (or higher), just check if the wind is calm and get there as soon as possible. This is one of the 5 stars waves of Santa Catarina. Totally Indonesia! Perfect right handers, very long waves, powerfull, a lot of manouvering, some tubes in the take off section. The only problem is when it is pumping, it seems like all Santa Catarina's north shore surfers are there.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Lajinha
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdUltra crowded
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Mines (Angola only !)
Take a 30 mininutes paddle out from the beach up to the reef. Circle it through out the north side and stay in the line, waiting for your turn to take off. Make your you are smacking the lip surfing level, at least... This is no child's wave. Take a good leash and always stay tuned to help anybody or to call for help.
People always say good this about Joaquina, about Guarda do Embaú, about Imbituba. But if you want to get a real Indonesia surfing style in Santa Catarina, except for the cold water, you should surf Laje dos Jacques.
The very best right hander of Santa Catarina, except for the ultra crowded condition.
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