Surf Spots in Brazil

Surf Spots in Brazil

Fernando de Noronha

Before I start delving into surf spots in Brazil, let’s learn a little about this country.  Brazil is located in South America and it is the largest and most populace country in that continent.  The capital of Brazil is Brasília and the official language is Portuguese.  Brazil declared its independence from Portugal in 1822.

The Atlantic Ocean touches the eastern coast of Brazil.  Brazil borders the following countries and dependent territories: French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.  Approximately 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is in located in Brazil.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in world.   According to CNN, Brazil has the eight largest economy in the world.  Brazil also has the fifth largest population in the world.  The current President of Brazil is Dilma Rousseff.  The 2016 Summer Olympics will held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Surf Spots in BrazilBrazil has some of the best surfers in the world, in fact, five of the top twenty surfers, according to the 2016 World Surfing Championship tour, are Brazilian.  The current and defending World Surfing Champion is Adriano de Souza, he is currently ranked 6th in the world.  The first Brazilian World Surfing Champion is Gabriel Medina, he won that championship in 2014, he is currently ranked 9th in the world.

The 2016 Oi Rio Pro was recently held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was won by a surfer from Hawaii, John John Florence.  Now that I have provided you will a little information about this country and its surfing history, let’s learn about some of the surf spots in Brazil.

Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 220 miles offshore from the Brazilian coast.  The best months of the year to surf there are November – March.  Fernando de Noronha has several surf spots, which include reef breaks and beach breaks.  Some of these breaks are for surfers of all experience levels (Cachorro, Conceicao and Meio) while most are for the experienced surfers (Abras, Biboca, Boldro, Cacimba do Padre and Laje do Bode).

Pico de Matinhos

Pico de Matinhos is a point break with a wave that breaks right, this is a surf spot for the experience surfer.  It is located south of the municipality of Pontal do Parana in the state of Parana, approximately 9.5 miles in distance.

Geriba

Surf Spots in Brazil

Geriba

Geriba is a beach break with waves that break both right and left, it is a surf spot for surfers of all experience levels.  Geriba is within walking distance from Rio de Janeiro.

Praia da Vila

Praia da Vila is a sand-bar with waves that break both right and left, it is a surf spot for the experienced surfer.  Praia da Vila is near the town of Imbituba in the southern Brazil state of Santa Catarina.  Imbituba is approximately 478 miles south of Sao Paulo.

Ubatuba

Ubatuba is municipality in the state of Sao Paulo, this region is known of its beach breaks that are for surfers of all experience levels.  Ubatuba is in the south eastern part of Brazil, and is approximately 139 miles from the city of Sao Paulo.

Praia Grande, Sao Francisco do Sul

Surf Spots in Brazil

Praia Grande

Praia Grande, Sao Francisco do Sul is beach break with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Praia Grande, Sao Francisco do Sul is located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

Pontal

Pontal is a beach break with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Pontal is located in the municipality of Itacare, which is in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Barra Da Tijuca

Barra Da Tijuca is a sand-bar with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Barra Da Tijuca is within walking distance from the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Campeche Rights

Campeche Rights is a sand-bar with waves the break right, this surf sport is for experienced surfer.  Campeche Rights approximately 8.5 miles south of the city of Florianopolis, which is the capital city of the southern state of Santa Catarina.

Itauana

Surf Spots in Brazil

Itauana Beach

Itauana is a point break with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Itauana is located in Itauana Beach, which is located in the municipality of Saquarema.  Saquarema is located in the southeastern state Rio de Janeiro.

Ponta Negra

Ponta Negra is a beach break with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.   Ponta Negra is located in the northeastern state of Rio Grande Do Norte.  Ponta Negra is approximately 9.5 miles from Natal, the capital city of the state of Rio Grande Do Norte.

Praia do Silveira

Surf Spots in Brazil

Barra Da Tijuca

Praia do Silveira is a point break with waves that break right, this surf spot is for the very experienced to professional surfer.  Praia do Silveira is located south east of the municipality of Garopaba, in the southern state of Santa Catarina

Maresias

Maresias is a beach break with waves that break both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Maresias beach is approximately 15 miles south from the municipality of Sao Sebastiao, which is in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo.

In Conclusion

Brazil is the largest and most populace country in South America and is the fifth largest country in the world.  Brazil has many world class surfers and two current and former World Surfing Champions, Adriano de Souza and Gabriel Medina, respectively.  With such a large country, it is no wonder that there are many surf spots in Brazil, in this post, I have provided you with some of those surf spots.

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6 thoughts on “Surf Spots in Brazil

  1. I have to admit, you got me with the images on this post. I haven’t traveled much in my life but one of my goals is to travel indefinitely to exotic places, and Brazil is on my list for sure.

    Although I’m not a surfer, I definitely want to learn because it looks so much fun. I used to snowboard and my surfer friends told me it’s just a bit harder, but we’ll see about that.

    A lot of value here in this post. Great detail on the surfing spots in general. Keeping it up!

    -Wing

    • Hi Wing, I did a post regarding snowboarding and surfing, to determine if proficiency in one sport, would lead to being proficient in the other. Based on the anecdotal evidence, I concluded, that being good at snowboarding to not translate into being good at surfing.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. I love surfing in Brazil, I only have been to Pontal, the other ones I am going to check out my next vacation, very good explaining about the spots! I really like that kind of writing, also love the video at the end of the page and your conclusion! Keep the content up! 🙂

    • Hi Joury, Surfing in Brazil, is on my bucket list of things I wish do. I would also love to surf in Costa Rica, that country, like Brazil, has many great surf spots.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  3. It seems that surfing is popular in Brazil and probably has no age,too.I guess surfing would be taught in Brazil from an early age.Probably surfing gives you the feeling, that you fly,on the water.You must have the courage to practice this sport.I’m glad I’ve learned so many things about Brazil and about surfing.Nice article!Thanks!

    • Hi Dorina, Yes, surfing is a great deal of fun, and you’ll be better at the earlier you start.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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