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Garopaba Santa Catarina

Garopaba

This beach normally has no waves or small waves which make it very popular among beginner surfers and families.

Quality

Wave quality > Fun wave
Frequency > Sometimes break
Experience Required > Beginners

Wave

Type > Beach break
Direction > Right and left
Power > Hollow, fun
Bottom > Sand

Swell and Wind

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

More Details

Crowd during the Week > Empty
Crowd on the Week-end > Few people
Hazards >none

Infrastructure

Accommodation > Hotels, local houses, camping and cottages
Commerce > Supermarket, Grocer’s shop, snack bars and restaurants.
Nightlife >During the winter only on the weekends, but everyday on summer.
Health assistance > Medical center available

Editor’s Comments

This beach normally has no waves or small waves which make it very popular among beginner surfers and families. But when an east swell is on and south wind blows, you can get up to one meter wave of fun and barrels. Infrastructure here is very good.

The rocky coast offers god snorkeling spots.

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