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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Praia Do Francês

Brazil, Sergipe-Alagoas

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 9° 46.343' S
Longitude: 35° 50.71' W

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 Access

Thirty minutes in direction to the south beach of maceio you can take a Minibus from the scabby downtown of Maceio.
The beach areas of town are lovely though. Dig that crazy lime green water.

English (Translate this text in English): Thirty minutes in direction to the south beach of maceio you can take a Minibus from the scabby downtown of Maceio.<br />The beach areas of town are lovely though. Dig that crazy lime green water.

English (Translate this text in English): Thirty minutes in direction to the south beach of maceio you can take a Minibus from the scabby downtown of Maceio.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The beach areas of town are lovely though. Dig that crazy lime green water.

English (Translate this text in English): Thirty minutes in direction to the south beach of maceio you can take a Minibus from the scabby downtown of Maceio.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The beach areas of town are lovely though. Dig that crazy lime green water.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name França

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide position

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://waves.terra.com.br... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

very consistent.
you can always find some kind of rideble wave in frances, and with a bit of luck , you may find epic days of off shore wind and good swell.On a big swell this is a steep all out barrel with a big 'Sunset' type peak called 'Leprosia' out back.

English (Translate this text in English): very consistent.
you can always find some kind of rideble wave in frances, and with a bit of luck , you may find epic days of off shore wind and good swell.On a big swell this is a steep all out barrel with a big 'Sunset' type peak called 'Leprosia' out back.

English (Translate this text in English): very consistent.
you can always find some kind of rideble wave in frances, and with a bit of luck , you may find epic days of off shore wind and good swell.On a big swell this is a steep all out barrel with a big 'Sunset' type peak called 'Leprosia' out back.

English (Translate this text in English): very consistent.
you can always find some kind of rideble wave in frances, and with a bit of luck , you may find epic days of off shore wind and good swell.On a big swell this is a steep all out barrel with a big 'Sunset' type peak called 'Leprosia' out back.

Atmosphere

it has become too crowded more recently, especially when conditions are very good. it seems that everybody goes there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): it has become too crowded more recently, especially when conditions are very good. it seems that everybody goes there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): it has become too crowded more recently, especially when conditions are very good. it seems that everybody goes there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): it has become too crowded more recently, especially when conditions are very good. it seems that everybody goes there!!!

General

excellent option in maceió área

English (Translate this text in English): excellent option in maceió área

English (Translate this text in English): excellent option in maceió área

English (Translate this text in English): excellent option in maceió área

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By victor pontes , 04-05-2007

frances beach - what are u talkin about man..you can find sharks everywhre..the question is if the sharks has been atacked the people..the enviroment in frances beach is equilibrated so the sharks keep their belly full of fish instead of human legs..we hav no problem with sharks at all

By lamon@neoline.com.br , 03-11-2006

There´s no shark in Frances - The guy who told about shark in Frances is wrong, in fact doesn´t know nothing about Frances Beach. Here we don´t have shark in surf area, sometimes we found some Dolphines. By the way, in whole shore of Alagoas we never had a shark atack. So, maybe this irresponsible guy is make a mistake with Pernambuco State.

By Rodrigo Moreira , 27-11-2005

Underrated - This spot's rating doesn't reflect reality. You should give at least 4 stars to Praia do Francês. That's the best surf spot in Alagoas and probably the best in Northeast (after the spots in Fernando de Noronha). That's the most consistent spot, water is warm the whole year, you can find lefts and rights, tube sections, walls where you can rip and try all kinds of maneuvers. The access is simple, the crowd, although the beach is crowded on the weekends, is friendly. There are many cheap places to eat, coconut trees everywhere, many inns and all those tanned marvelous girls walking around. That's the homespot of many Brazilian great surfers like Tanio Barreto, Marcondes Rocha and Fred Vilela, among others. All this considered, I kindly ask you to review your rating on this spot. Thanks.

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