Boca da Barra - Long waves
On big wave days of the Bahian winter, Boca da Barra offers some of the longest waves of Brazil: a right that opens in the middle of the ocean to the middle of the long Pontal beach, around 500m…
Connecting to Pontal on the southern corner, at the mouth of the Rio de Contas that separates Pontal from the city of Itacaré, you will find “Boca da Barra”. The waves are easily visible from the center of the city, and is about 5-10 minutes of paddling away from the inn.
To surf Boca de Barra, you will need to be skilled and knowledgeable about surf, because this is a serious break! You’ll surf in the middle of the ocean, with difficult orientation and near-constant strong currents, pushing you past the break, but the rip currents to the open sea can become your biggest obstacle when trying to get back to shore.
Check your equipment before leaving (losing your board can be fatal at Boca da Barra) and never go alone!