Out of Itacaré?s 12 beaches, Tiririca is only 10 minutes walk from downtown, with a reputation for strongly disputed beachbreak at the year-round, regular venue for regional and state championships. The neighbouring beaches like Resende, Costa and Ribeira get some surf but don't compare in the consistency stakes. Most of the southern beaches are rocky and framed within undulating rainforest topography. Between Tiririca Beach and the beaches of Ilhéus, 50km (31mi) south along Estrada EcolÛgica, there are a plenty of uncrowded, pristine beaches. These beaches benefit from a deep coastal trench, aiding power and shape.