Surfing in Santa Catalina

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September 1, 2015

Surfing in Santa Catalina

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Florianopolis Island is the most popular city in Brazil after Rio de Janeiro. It is beautiful, and has amazing sites to see, wha tis more it gives off a Hawaian atmosphere for surfing, preserving nature, healthy lifestyle and the environment. It is the capital of the Santa Catarina. We love it because of the surfing. Hawaii is reborn in Florianópolis’ forty beaches just on the island and over one hundred beaches if you include the parts of the city that sits on the main land. It is by far the best city and location in Brazil for surfing.

The island picks up swell from the Southern Atlantic as well as Antartica. The best time for these swell systems is between March to May and then again between September until November. The water is cold here so take your wetsuit, so you can stay in the water longer and enjoy the epic conditions.

How to get here: Fly to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro and then take another short hour and a half flight to Florianopolis. Flying in Brazil is almost like catching the bus in the US, flights often stop off in a number of cities along the way to pick up and drop off passengers on their way around the country. Florianopolis is close enough that you will be one of the first stops. Peak season is between Dec – Feb so expect to pay more during that time. These times are popular because of Brazils summer months when the beaches are packed with beach goers and surfers alike, as well as Carnival and New Years eve.

Arriving in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis is a short one and half hour flight. Spend a day or two in Sao Paulo or Rio on your way down. Rio has it’s share of surf, but expect serious crowds and hassling for waves.

Surf Schools in Florianpolis

Florianopolis Surf Spots

Surf Spots Quality Direction Type  Freq Experience
Armação 3 Right and left Beach Break 2 All
Barra da Lagoa 3 Right and left Beach Break 3 Beginners
Boca da Barra 3.5 Right and left Rivermouth 2 Pros or Die Hards
Caldeirao 3.5 Left Beach Break 3 Experienced
Campeche Rights 4 Right Sand Bar 2 Experienced
Canasvieiras 3.5 Right Sand Bar 1 All
Galheta 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 4 All
Ingleses 3 Right and left Beach Break 2 All
Joaquina 4 Left Sand Bar 4 Experienced
Lagoinha do Leste 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 4 All
Lambe lambe 4 Right Point Break 1 Experienced
Matadeiro 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 4 Experienced
Mocambique 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 4 All
Morro das Pedras 3 Right and left Sand Bar 4 Experienced
Naufragados 5 Right Beach Break 3 Pros or Die Hards
Ponta Do Rapa 4 Right Reef-rocky 1 Pros or Die Hards
Praia Brava 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 3 Experienced
Praia do Forte 3.5 Right Point Break 1 All
Praia Mole 3.5 Right and left Sand Bar 3 All
Riozinho 5 Right and left Beach Break 3 Experienced
Santinho 3.5 Right and left Beach Break 4 Experienced

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