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Latitude: 16° 35.645' N
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First you've got to get to the Isle of Sal, then head to the southern end of the island, pretty obvious.
Distance to a city Take a car
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Wave, Bump & Jump
Day timing Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Other water craft, Reef/Rocks, Sharks
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Crowded
Water quality Crystal-clear
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Bottom Sandy with rock
Tide No tide dependency
Type Don't know
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Best dir. SouthWest
Best dir. relative Side-offshore
Period From October to May
Winds are generally thermals, making afternoon sailing the most likely, although stronger (and gustier) regional winds do sweep these islands
Ponta Preta is best known as a heavy surf spot; more recently with strong offshore (and cross-offshore) winds also quite typical, it has become a testing ground for experienced wind and kite surfers. Given large powerful groundswells, the short distance to a rocky shoreline and side off winds is a technical launch and potentially hazardous riding area. There has been at least one fatality here on the rocks.
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