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This is another spot at São Francisco do Sul Island. Drive to Praia do Forte and park your car in front of the Army area. Then, take a 15 minutes walk to the right side of the beach. If you walk to the left, you'll get at Sumidouro spot.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Forte
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerFast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This is another spot that need a HUUUUUUUUGE East swell to break. If PG and Prainha are like 10ft high, you'll get 3-4ft at Forte in the take off section beside the rocks and 2-3ft in the sandy section near the beach. The closer to the beach it gets, the fatter it gets. Outside section is good for short boards. Inside section, the longest one, is good for longboarders. That's why it is not so crowed as Sumidouro is when it pumps. Forte is an extremely rare wave but very long and funny right hander.
If you know Sumidouro is working, before taking a 35 minutes walk up to there, take 5 minutes to check if Forte isn't juicy. Maybe you can catch good waves too, without having to share it whit 500 surfers or without having to take a long walk.
This is a very calm part of the island. Take food and water with you, beacause there are few bars there and the are closed in the winter.
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