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Latitude: 26° 54.91' S
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In the city of Itajaí, go to the jetties.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Molhes
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Probably the heaviest localism in Brazil, when this spot is on it's always classic but be very respectful with the locals, or you gonna be in big trouble.
- There are many surfers, even pros, who tried to surf Atalaia and got beaten by locals who were waiting on the sand with rocks and baseball bats. Go out at your own risk, police won't do anything for you.
- Heavy localism.
- Known as one of the best lefts in Brazil. World class when it's on.
Really good waves with several locals and they don't like guests, outsiders and they don't like you.
By Luiz Gallicchio- Porto Alegre , 11-09-2008
It is under rated!!! - I had the chance to surf over there a couple times: first in 1983 and last in 2007. Both times I had the concrete feeling it is the most perfect left in Santa Catarina. Even better than Guarda do Embau, Joaquina e Vila (Imbituba). Got there very low profile and stayed out for almost two hours, surfing along good surfing level locals. Then, as usual, the kookiest local one came up and started yieling to me to go in.
As I was satisfied, I did it, with a smile in the face.
By Anonymous , 05-12-2007
- Had a good time with a ladyboy crack-whore in Itajai.....only 40 Reals all night!!
Didnt even bother to check out the waves, but in all my time in Brasil never had a problem with locals ANYWHERE!!!
By Ze Pequeno. , 19-10-2006
Easy way to surf Atalaia - Go there start to smork MACONHA and offer it to them. You'll become CAMORADA with no time than you take your surfboard out of your car.
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