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 Characteristics of the spot

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. : Quality

Wave quality > World class
Frequency > Very consistent (150 day/year)
Experience Required > All surfers

. : Wave

Type > Beach break
Direction > Left and right
Power > Hollow, powerful, fast
Bottom > Sand

. : Swell and Wind

Minimum Swell Size > 0.5m | 1ft
Maximum Swell Size > 2,0 m | 6 ft
Swell Direction > SE, E
Wind Direction > S

. : More Details

Crowd during the Week > Few people
Crowd on the Week-end > Crowded
Hazards > Locals

. : Infrastructure

Accommodation > Local houses, camping and cottages
Commerce > Grocer's shop, supermarket, snack bars and restaurants
Nightlife > Center of the island, lagoa da conceição and others - Everyday!!
Health assistance > Hospitals and medical centers available on the island.

. : Comments

Place where the ancient fishermen used to kill the whales that they fished. Excellent surfing spot, you have to drive until Praia da Armação and then cross the small river walking. Everybody knows the place. Good with S wind not too strong. Powerful waves, short rides. There's always some crowd there. On big days the waves tend to break more at the middle of the beach, on smaller close to the rocks.





Aerial view

Matadeiro on the left - Armação on the right


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