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Guarda do Embau Santa Catarina

Prainha da Guarda

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.

Quality

Wave quality > Regional classic, don’t miss it!
Frequency > Very consistent (150 day/year)
Experience Required > All surfers

Wave

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

Infrastructure

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!

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