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Guarda do Embau Santa Catarina

Praia da Pinheira

As big east swells are less common than others, locals are hungry for this wave when it’s working on the point break.

Quality

Wave quality > Regional classic
Frequency > Sometimes break
Experience Required > All surfers

Wave

Type > Beach and point break
Direction > Left and right (Right hander for the point)
Power > Hollow, powerful, fast
Bottom > Sand

Swell and Wind

Minimum Swell Size > 0.5m | 1ft
Maximum Swell Size > 1,5 m | 5 ft
Swell Direction > E, SE (big)
Wind Direction > S, SE, E

More Details

Crowd during the Week > Empty
Crowd on the Week-end > Few people
Hazards >Locals on classic days

Infrastructure

Accommodation > Local houses, camping and cottages
Commerce > Grocer’s shop, supermarket, snack bars and restaurants.
Nightlife >All the time !! (Guarda do Embaú)
Health assistance > Medical center available and hospital – 10 km | 6 miles

Editor’s Comments

As big east swells are less common than others, locals are hungry for this wave when it’s working on the point break. There are waves all along the beach, but on good days the right peak produces good and long rights. The take off can be difficult.

Worth a check only when there’s a solid east swell.

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