Florianopolis Santa Catarina


Located on the north of the island, Santinho is a pretty consistent spot, with good waves. E swells and NE winds are the best.


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!

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