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Praia Mole


    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 > 2,5 m | 8 ft
    Swell Direction > S, SE, E, NE
    Wind Direction > N, NE

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    Crowd during the Week > Few people
    Crowd on the Week-end > Very crowded
    Hazards >not going to surf because of the girls on the shore ! !


    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

    This the “Fashion” beach nowadays, something Joaquina use to be years ago, the waves themselves are pretty good, with the left side producing good lefts during E,SE swells. On the right side there’s a spot called Canto do Gravatá which wakes up during big South Swells, big paddle, big waves. You can surf good lefts and rights all along the beach, during summer and on weekends a lot of girls.

    There are places there where you can eat and have some drinks looking at the ocean. The crowds are less agressive. Opened during Mullet fishing season. Close to Praia Mole, there’s another excellent spot called Gravatá. Gravata is the best option on massive south swell.