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Latitude: 23° 48.52' S
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Go to Rio-Santos at Bertioga, is easy to find. it´s a condominium with thousands of summer residences, impossible to miss.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementDon't know
Try the middle of the beach when the swell is south, the crowd is lower in the middle and there are good waves; with east swell the watercourse may be strong. The corners get crowded and hold bigger waves cause they are better protected from the wind. The middle of the beach is usually empty and the outside ( on big days, very far from the beach ) is very peaceful. On big days it´s the longest paddle in São Paulo.
The water is very clean, and sometimes turtles visit the line up. It´s an underrated wave around, most people think it´s bad all the time, but can get pretty good while other spots better known, more crowded and close to it are closing out. The right conditions are slightly different from the famous breaks around, try your luck.
Good waves, clean place, enjoy it.
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By Anonymous , 18-05-2010
- Riviera is a highly underrated beach break. It is true that, even by Brazilian standards, Riviera waves are mostly mushy, slow and somewhat powerless, but they are fun and, sometimes, very long. Besides, with the right swell conditions, Riviera can actually get as big as some of the more famous breaks around. The outside is very far from the beach on big days though and you need to be physically fit to cope with the very long paddle. The crowd is pratically non-existent on week days, but somewhat heavy on weekends. There is no overt localism or agro surfers though. As mentioned before, the water is very clean with sea turtles and jumping fish frequently seen in the line-up.
In my opinion, Riviera is actually one of the best longboarding spots on the São Paulo north coast, next to Baleia in Sao Sebastiao.
By Anonymous , 28-11-2006
- Resort style beach for well to do Brasilians from the BIG city....unimpresive but perfect for beginers..there is a surf school here too.
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