Medina Wins ASP (WSL) World Championship
The only north-facing beachbreak in the Azores. Quality, black sand beachbreak that picks up a huge range of swells, but best on a NW. Can be powerful with various peaks and a semi-permanent right at the western end.
Currents and a scattering of rocks about. Highly consistent so sometimes crowded, especially in summer. All kinds of pollution from the town and river. Ribeira Grande has facilities including a surf shop.