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Florianopolis Santa Catarina

Barra da Lagoa

This place is such a paradise for beginners surfers of all ages, as surf school operates here providing a safe and fun place to get your first waves.

Quality

Wave quality > Regional classic
Frequency > Allways has a surfable wave (beginners)
Experience Required > All surfers

Wave

Type > Rivermouth, breakwall and beach break
Direction > Left and right
Power > Fun wave
Bottom > Sand

Swell and Wind

Minimum Swell Size > 0.5 m | 1ft
Maximum Swell Size > 1,0 m | 4 ft
Swell Direction > E, SE
Wind Direction > S

More Details

Crowd during the Week > none
Crowd on the Week-end > few people
Hazards >none

Infrastructure

Accommodation > Hotel, 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.

Editor’s Comments

This place is such a paradise for beginners surfers of all ages, as surf school operates here providing a safe and fun place to get your first waves. Also Barra da Lagoa is a trendy place full of young people from all over the world, you will make new friends everyday.

Barra da Lagoa used to be a fishermen village, but it has became a destination for travelers due to its great infrastructure of hospitality. There you can find nice and cheap accommodation, good food, internet access, nightlife, snack bars, supermarkets and many shops.

For experienced surfers this might be a good option in a solid E swell and S wind it works pretty rarely, and when it’s happening the locals dominate the line up. Plan to get there early to get your share.

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