A country of samba, caipirinha, football and festivities, Brazil is dreaming well beyond its borders. This gigantic country located in South America extends over more than 8 million square kilometers from the Amazon basin in the north to the Iguaçu Falls in the south. Tourists flock there every year to attend the famous Rio carnival, admire Ipanema beach at the summit of Corcovado or surf unforgettable waves!
In Brazil, surfing has been practiced by locals since the 1970s and is considered the second national sport. And for good reason, the country stretches more than 8000 kilometers of coast along the Atlantic Ocean with for riders multiple possibilities to find the perfect wave. On the sidelines of the surfing sessions, Brazil offers travelers an indescribable natural wealth, from the lush Amazon to the impressive Iguazu Falls, endless white sand beaches to tropical forests ... what a change of scenery and leave with stars full of eyes!
There are many surfcamps in Brazil. We have selected for you the best of them to live an unforgettable experience during your next vacation in Brazil!Discover the surf camps in Brazil
In Brazil, there is no fixed season. Indeed, the country is so vast that the climate changes depending on where you are. The southern part of the country is characterized by an almost Mediterranean climate and the north by a humid tropical climate. In the south and especially in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, winter is from June to September with a mild climate, and summer from December to March with warm temperatures. To the north, closer to the equator, the heat is humid and heavy all year round with a temperature close to 40 degrees. These climates and seasons naturally impact the surf conditions. Depending on the period you leave, the choice of your destinations will have to be adapted. In any case, Brazil offers waves all year long with a good consistency of waves!
It is obviously impossible to list all surf spots in Brazil. However, we can identify five major and world famous. First, Itaúna, located in Saquarema north of Rio de Janeiro. Nicknamed the "Maracanã of surfing", Itaúna hosts each year international competitions of the ASP and offers waves from three to four meters high! Further south on the island of Florianopolis, the Praia de Joaquina spot is famous for its 300 meters long left. Be careful however, the currents are strong, it is a spot reserved for good levels and very popular with local surfers. With the arrival of the austral summer, the amateurs of tubes will go to make a turn in the archipelago Fernando de Noronha to the discovery of the Mecca of the Brazilian surf, the spot of Cacimba do Padre. A little more accessible, Itamambuca, located in Ubatuba in the north of São Paulo, delights surfers with straight and lefts up to 3 meters high and 300 meters long. Finally, do not miss Corais, Itacaré, a haven of peace and nature on the edge of the rainforest. This reef break offers waves up to 100 meters long and 2.5 meters high. After surfing, enjoy a bohemian atmosphere between yoga classes, massages and hammocks on the beach!
The major investment during a surf trip in Brazil is the plane ticket, which represents between 50 and 60% of the overall budget. Avoid the Carnival period in Rio because the prices ignite and the accommodations are stormed. The cost of living varies depending on the places, but out of the big cities on the surf spots everything is relatively cheap. You will find youth hostels at affordable prices but also boarding houses and hotels. Count about thirty euros per night for two people in a good establishment. In terms of transportation and food, everything is pretty cheap. Count around 9 euros per day and per person for meals and 5 euros for trips. As in most Latin American countries, the bus network works extremely well and allows you to travel long distances at low cost.
Besides surfing, book a few days to discover this rich country. Do not miss Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the Centro and the district of Santa Teresa, not to mention a night trip to Lapa. Visit Salvador de Bahia and its historic streets before heading to Praia do Forte to see the sea turtles. In the south, make a stop in Sao Paulo before discovering the Iguaçu Falls and the green Florianopolis Island. Wilderness enthusiasts will also be able to visit the Pantanal Park which is full of fauna and flora worthy of the Amazon rainforest. And finally, do not miss the excursions in the Amazon: change of scenery guaranteed!