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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Riviera de São Lourenço

Brazil, Sao Paulo North Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 23° 48.52' S
Longitude: 46° 1.324' W

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 Access

Go to Rio-Santos at Bertioga, is easy to find. it´s a condominium with thousands of summer residences, impossible to miss.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Rio-Santos at Bertioga, is easy to find. it´s a condominium with thousands of summer residences, impossible to miss.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Rio-Santos at Bertioga, is easy to find. it´s a condominium with thousands of summer residences, impossible to miss.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

A Riviera, que tem a melhor onda de Bertioga além de ser a mais constante, tem 3 picos bastante definidos, o canto direito (píer), o meio da praia (na curva onde fica o módulo 2) e o canto esquerdo (módulo 8), os quais funcionam com as mais variadas direções de swell e vento.
O canto direito (píer) funciona com ondulações de leste, sudeste e sul grande, sendo que nos grandes swells as ondas atingem 8 pés ou até mais quebrando bem longe da praia. Os ventos sul, sudoeste, oeste e noroeste pegam de terral. Já os ventos sudeste, leste e nordeste são maral, enquanto o norte pega de lado no píer. A melhor maré é a média, na seca as ondas costumam fechar bastante e na cheia as ondas ficam muito gordas, mas tudo isso depende da bancada. Em dias bons, principalmente quando bate o vento sudoeste com ondulações bem definidas de leste, pode rolar uns tubos e ondas bastante longas e relativamente emparedadas, rolando tanto direitas quanto esquerdas.

Mais para o meio da praia (na curva onde fica o módulo 2, sendo este o pico mais constante da Riviera) as ondas são mais cheias e os melhores swells são os de sul e sudoeste, que funcionam com todos os tamanhos e marés, já as ondulações de leste e de sudeste deixam o mar meio mexido e com bastante correnteza. Os ventos norte, noroeste e oeste pegam de terral, mas esse pico também tolera bem o vento sudoeste e o sul de intensidade fraca a moderada. Já os ventos do quadrante leste são maral e interferem bastante na qualidade das ondas. Em dias bons (ondulação de sul com vento noroeste) as ondas podem abrir por centenas de metros tanto para a direita quanto para a esquerda, prevalecendo as direitas, proporcionando boas paredes para uma série de manobras.

Já o canto esquerdo recebe bem as ondulações de sul, sudoeste e sudeste grande, sendo a de sul a melhor delas. Os ventos leste, nordeste e norte pegam de terral. As ondas costumam ser mais cheias que as do canto direito e em dias grandes (quando pode chegar a 8 pés ou mais) quebram bem longe da praia, mas há um canal junto ao morro favorecendo acesso fácil ao outside. Assim como nos outros dois picos da Riviera, em dias bons as ondas abrem tanto para a direita quanto para a esquerda.

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

A Riviera é uma praia que oferece boas condições de limpeza e balneabilidade (a água é própria para banho o ano inteiro). Fora isso tem um belíssimo visual, sobretudo no canto esquerdo onde há um rio, uma ilhota e pontal de pedras que forma uma pequena baía e uma prainha. As ondulações de sul em conjunto com os ventos do quadrante sul costumam deixar a água bastante clara proporcionando diversos tons de verde (bem típicos do litoral norte de São Paulo).

General

Good waves, clean place, enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Good waves, clean place, enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Good waves, clean place, enjoy it.

Com certeza é o melhor e mais constante pico de Bertioga, haja vista que funciona com as mais variadas direções de swell e vento nos três pontos surfáveis da praia, sendo que os dias bons não são raros. Ademais, costuma oferecer condições até em dias de fortes ressacas quando praias de São Sebastião como Maresias e Camburi ficam fora de controle e outras da região ficam storm, até porque tolera bem os ventos sul e sudoeste que são maral em praticamente todas as praias do litoral norte.

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By Cyruis , 15 Nov

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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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