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    Wave quality > World class
    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 > NE, E, SE
    Wind Direction > S, SE

    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

    Located north, close to Praia dos Ingleses, you can go there following the road that pass by Praia do Moçambique. It is a pretty consistent spot, with good waves and not many surfers. E swells and NE winds are the best. Waves pretty strong, Tom Carrol broke a few boards surfing there on a good day. It worths the drive.

    Santinho is also well known for its resort (Costao do Santinho Resort), if you have some money to spend, stay there and enjoy the beach!