Starting from Vila dos Remedios, the main village, you can check many of the spots from different 'mirantes?, (viewpoints).
The most consistent spot is Cacimba do Padre in the south, a heavy shore-break that favours rights (like most of the beach breaks on the island). The swell can be doubled in size here and reach heights of 12ft offering huge, cavernous barrels before closing out on the fine-sand beach. With enough swell, it starts breaking outside and rolls through to the inside. At the W end of the beach are the 'Dois Irmãoes?, two impressive rock formations.