Florianopolis has some of the most consistent surf spots in Brazil. It picks bigger swells coming from the South Atlantic and Antarctica. The best surfing periods are from early March to late May, and late September from early November. During summer, it receives a lot of swell from the east and southeast. The water temperature ranges from 15°C (59°F) in July/August to 25°C (77°F) in January/Febuary. Obviously in the winter months you will need a wetsuit.
In Floripa you will find deserted breaks as well as the vibrant beaches packed beautiful people and offering the best Brazilian culture has to offer.
These are some of the surfing spots around Santa Catarina Island:
|Surf Spot||Experience||Surf Direction||Surf Frequency|
|Barra da Lagoa||Beginners||Right and left||Frequent|
|Armação||Everyone||Right and left||Occasional|
|Galheta||Everyone||Right and left||Frequent|
|Ingleses||Everyone||Right and left||Occasional|
|Lagoinha do Leste||Everyone||Right and left||Frequent|
|Mocambique||Everyone||Right and left||Frequent|
|Praia do Forte||Everyone||Right||Rare|
|Praia Mole||Everyone||Right and left||Frequent|
|Matadeiro||Experts||Right and left||Frequent|
|Morro das Pedras||Experts||Right and left||Frequent|
|Praia Brava||Experts||Right and left||Frequent|
|Riozinho||Experts||Right and left||Frequent|
|Santinho||Experts||Right and left||Frequent|
|Boca da Barra||Pros||Right and left||Occasional|
|Ponta Do Rapa||Pros||Right||Rare|
Floripa most popular surfing spots
Barra da Lagoa is an ideal break for beginners to learn to surf and perfect their technique.
Joaquina is home to one of the biggest and most consistent waves in Florianópolis. Here the waves can be bigger than 4,5 meters (15 feet).
Praia Mole is a great place to surf and even better place to see and meet beautiful people. Sometimes it can be little hard to concentrate on sufing here 🙂
Praia da Galheta offers Florianópolis’ longest rides when conditions are right.
Renting a board
Beginners do not need to bring any equipment. Anything you will need can be rented at number of local surf shops. Pro surfers may want to bring their own familiar surf equipment.
One of the places where you can rent stuff is for example Evandro Santos Surf School.
Renting a board will set you back about R$50 for a day or R$ 250 for 7 days.
It is easy enough to walk-in any surf school and organize a surfing lesson. One hour costs around R$ 50. When you pay for more hours you usually get a discount.