Praia Azul

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like I said before it's a consistent spot, it might not be the most amaizing wave but it's better that nothing. When it's big it closes out too much and there's no point. Note --- I only go there when it's flat everywhere else, i've only surfed it ONCE when it was 6-7ft+ and in the 6 years that i've bodyboarded that was the only time that i broke my leash and lost both my fins because of ONE wave. And anyways if it's big there i'd rather go somewhere else where the waves are better (and where there's a channel)

Praia azul is the most consistent spot i know during the summer. If it's not working there chances are it's not working anywhere. Unless you want to drive to Praia Grande and share a single wave with at least 20 other not so friendly people.

Additional Info:
This is one hell of a lomg beach with many breaks along the way, i won't bother saying which is the best one because they change every year (sandy bottom. It migth look small from the top of the cliff but chances are it's fine.You can park your car right above the beach.


Take the national road up to Santa Cruz, about 2km before you'll find an intersection with a sign directing you to Praia azul. The sign says 100m but don't be fooled you are a coll 2-3km away!!!

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - Don't know
TideAll tides
Tide movementDon't know

Rips / undertow



Nearby spots
Santa Cruz

2.34 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Santa Rita

4.80 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Sao Lourenco

6.88 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)