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Prainha da Guarda


    Wave quality > Regional classic, don’t miss it!
    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 > 0.5m | 1ft
    Maximum Swell Size > 2 m | 6 ft
    Swell Direction > S, SE, E
    Wind Direction > S

    More Details

    Crowd during the Week > Empty
    Crowd on the Week-end > Few people
    Hazards >None


    Accommodation > Local houses, camping and cottages (Guarda do Embaú)
    Commerce > Grocer’s shop, supermarket, snack bars and restaurants. (Guarda do Embaú)
    Nightlife >All the time !! (Guarda do Embaú)
    Health assistance > Medical center available and hospital – 20 km | 12 miles

    Editor’s Comments

    Prainha (Little beach) is a desert beach just beside Guarda do Embaú, it’s easily accessed by a 30 minutes hike over the left head of the beach. It’s the best option when the south winds are on. South swell produces a long right hander near the rocks, but there are other peaks (left and right) in the middle of the beach.

    It’s a peaceful and quiet place with no infrastructure; don’t forget to bring water and food. Have fun!