Florianopolis Camp

Brazil: Santa Catarina

Small, relaxed camp in pristine Florianopolis offering an abundance of surf spots, beautiful beaches and Brazilian nightlife!

LowPressure Stormrider Surf Guide says

It is the deep south of Brazil that offers the best surf in the country, with bigger swells and more coastal variations than the N. While Parana and Rio Grande do Sul States have good potential, Santa Catarina Island, facing ESE, is definitely the best option. This island destination is commonly referred to as Florianopolis, which is actually the capital city of Santa Catarina State, as well as a port on the west side of Santa Catarina Island. It is a great destination, with a concentration of 20 breaks covering a 225° swell window, plus further south are the quality spots around Guarda, Garopaba and Imbituba.

Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide’s website.


Conditions provided by the Operator

The Surf

Florianopolis is a very privileged city for surfing since it receives swells from the main quadrants, east and south. It is possible to surf almost every day waves going from 2 to 10 feet (0.5 to 3 meters) in all four seasons of the year. Conditions vary depending on swell, wind direction and intensity as well as the break’s bottom. BSA team knows when and where the best conditions can be found. No matter if you are a beginner or an expert in the sport we will take care of everything to ensure that you have an unforgettable surf experience in Brazil. In about one hour it is possible to check the surf in more than twenty different breaks. Most of them are beach breaks and a few point breaks which make surfing around the island virtually safe. Check always with our local guide and have fun!

Florianopolis is considered an outdoor gymnasium for extreme sports. Its geography favors that since the island has 42 beaches, sand dunes, lagoons, waterfalls and many hills. For that reason the options you have for sports are endless. Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, sandboarding, paragliding, hangliding, horseriding, rockclimbing, mountainbiking are the most practiced in this sports paradise. Most of them have specialized schools if you intend to adventure yourself in any of these activities. Floripa, as the city is known locally is widely recognized as the surf capital of Brazil and is renowned for year-round consistent swell, diversity of breaks and crystal clear water. Floripa has waves that cater to all surf abilities, from first time surfers to the most experienced and hardcore big wave riders. In this page you can check the main surf spots on the island and have a glance at a few of the other sports you can enjoy here with us. So if you want to experience hassle free access to world-class surfing in a world-class location with a world-class crew, you’ve come to the right place. Have fun!

 

Waves

1 - Santinho

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

2 - Mocambique

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2mmts)
  • swell direction: SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

3 - Barra da Lagoa

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom/point break, mostly rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: South, SouthWest

4 - Galheta

  • wave quality / type: Sand/Rock bottom, hollow lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast, South
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

5 - Praia Mole

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

6 - Joaquina

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

7 - Meio da Joaca - Headquarters spot

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts)
  • swell direction: SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

8 - Campeche

  • wave quality / type: Point break, very long rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: South, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

9 - Armacao

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, short lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast, South
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

10 - Matadeiro

  • wave quality / type: Sand/Rock bottom, hollow lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West

11 - Lagoinha do Leste

  • wave quality / type: Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights
  • swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts)
  • swell direction: East, SouthEast
  • wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West
  • Don't forget to ask your guide about the Guarda do Embau, Garopaba and Imbituba areas, where some of the best and most famous waves of Brazil are located (Guarda, Praia da Silveira and Praia da Vila).With the right conditions these spots have international quality.