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.

  • All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • SW - E
  • South Easterly
  • 10 1