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Latitude: 6° 22.02' S
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DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomFlat rocks with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Baia Formosa is a fishermen vilage, it has 2 bays. The big one with inside waves for begginners. Here you can find the locals body-boarding with pieces of wood. This bay is good at low tide. Then you must find the little bay next. Here the spot is rocky, for expirienced surfers. Normally is crowed and hard to catch a wave, but worth to wait.
Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can cath a wave in the middle of the little bay and enter surfing the big bay. I've seen it once, is almost a 300 meters ride.
I believe this is the best spot in the northeast of Brazil. You'll have to rent a car (go to Natal). Here people are friendly, besides it's much cheaper than Pipa and other tourisitic places.
I go there every year. Recomend to stay at Villa Bonita, right above the bay.
For cheap accomodations and great hospitality, ask for the pousada de dona Raimunda. Her son Figueredo is one of the best oldtime surfer in Town.
By Zed , 12-08-2009
Special Place - Really special place that you can surf in some of points,some of tide, and for a big distance in the wave(300 mts).sunny and friendlly persons.
By Anonymous , 16-06-2009
baia formosa rocks! - I have been to brasil few times and once i discovered baia formosa i decided to stay there.
Locals are friendly, the life is really layback and if a swell come in the PONTAL really rock, otherwise there is the 'POINTSECRET' which is a beachbreak 5km farther south that gives always reasonable waves.
By Zed , 16-04-2008
Baia Formosa special place - this is a wonderfull place, very good waves, but often crowded in a week days,is a right point brake, you can surf for more tham 300 mts.I sometimes go to B.F. and be there for a mounth or more I forget the life,only surf.
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