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Latitude: 23° 47.492' S
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You take a plan to Sao Paulo, and then you take the Anchieta Road until Rio-Santos Road. Located 2 hours from Sao Paulo.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Famous beach on the North Shore of Sao Paulo. Easy road access.
The best wave in Sao Paulo. Good barrels in a good days. Holds up very big swells and becomes one of the best tow in beach break spots.
By marcelobike , 07-10-2010
maresias - i agree maresias it gets hallow and big very powerful wave.one of the best waves in brazil.have fun and be polite with the locals they are hardcore.
By Anonymous , 17-10-2007
Maresias in June July? - Was thinking of coming down with my family, renting a house, and trying to catch a few. How are the crowds that time of year? What is the water temp like? Is the beach/town nice for little kids (4 and under)? What would it cost to hire (in $) help with my large family?
By Pipo , 18-12-2006
Marecas 4ever - When South swells pumps big, Maresias (or "Marecas" for those from São Paulo) is the place to be. If they come when East winds are blowing, you're a lucky man. On big days, unless you're being towed-in, be prepared to paddle like a madman and get some bone-cracking shakes (no canals). These photos are great and all but it should be noted that Maresias is not particularly consistent. Generally, you may spend quite a few days there without catching any waves. 2006 was definitely a unusually big year. Hopefully the swells will keep pumping in 2007! Peace.
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