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Ponta das Canas


    Wave quality > Regional classic
    Frequency > Rarely breaks
    Experience Required > Experienced surfers


    Type > Point break
    Direction > Rright
    Power > Long, powerful
    Bottom > Sand

    Swell and Wind

    Minimum Swell Size > 0.5 m | 1ft
    Maximum Swell Size > 1,5 m | 5 ft
    Swell Direction > Huge E, SE
    Wind Direction > Light SE

    More Details

    Crowd during the Week > none
    Crowd on the Week-end > none
    Hazards >Locals are there when it’s working


    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

    Ponta das Canas is a legendary wave that wakes up few times a year. When a really big east swell hits the island with light south winds there is a possibility for it to break a right-hander great for multiple maneuvers. It breaks near the rocks. To get there make local inquiry close to Canasvieiras.