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Praia da Galheta


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


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

    Swell and Wind

    Minimum Swell Size > 0.5 m | 1ft
    Maximum Swell Size > 2 m | 6 ft
    Swell Direction > S, SE, E, NE
    Wind Direction > N, NE or a S breeze

    More Details

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


    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

    You can go there by an easy trail close to the rocks on the left side of Praia Mole. The beach is pretty consistent ( as much as Joaquina ) with hollow waves both lefts and rights. Always less crowded than Praia Mole, the landscape is beautiful because the place is a preserved state beach. Don’t be surprised if you see some people naked at the place, you don’t have to take your clothes off to go there either. This place remains closed during Mullet Fishing Season.

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