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Florianopolis Santa Catarina

Ponta das Canas

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.

Quality

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

Wave

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

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

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.

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