Racing the Emerald Curtain
Across the river are 6km (4mi) of exposed, deserted beachbreaks on fine sand backed by coconut trees, although Praia da Coroia suffers from pollution. Whilst Boca is a longboard paradise, hardcore shortboarders should head to the lighthouse next to Corais. These are rare but tubular coral reefbreaks bearing names like Corais, Barbudo or Jardim. Expect competitive crowds when it’s on.