When the swell is good it’s by far the best spot in rio: powerful waves long walls and barrels. However the crowd is nervous but you can escape from it some days (try very early or just before sun going down).
Ponta das Canas is a legendary wave that wakes up few times a year. When a really big east swell hits the island with light south winds there is a possibility for it to break a right-hander great for multiple maneuvers.
Probably the best and most consistent wave in the Island. It is the capital of surfing in Southern Brazil, handles almost any swell, but the best conditions are E swell with NE wind or W wind.
The Praia do Campeche itself it is located in front of the Campeche Island, the road leaves you directly there. When it is breaking that’s the place to be.
As big east swells are less common than others, locals are hungry for this wave when it’s working on the point break.