Essentially this wave is one and the same. Pontinha is the northern and less frequently ridden outside section of Ribeira D’Ilhas. A very versatile set of reefs that normally have something worth getting wet for and it can be a superb long right. It can handle a bit of wind, most swell sizes if NW, and breaks throughout the tide.
Consistent, crowded (contest site), some rips, urchins and the water is none-too clean. Easy access and good car park café.