Jeribucaçu - a good option for the winter
Jeribucaçu is hard to access, with its long and steep trail, but it’s worth it to surf its two good and consistent waves.
To the south of Prainha, the next beach with good waves for surfing is “Jeribucaçu.” To get there, you need a car, because going on foot from the city would take close to 3 hours. Even with a car, it’s still 20-30 minutes of walking on a dirt trail with steep stretches. Car access is through Vila Marambaia (entrance after the police station at kilometer 6). If you go without a guide, ask for information when you get to the gate house.
There are two kinds of waves at Jeribucaçu: a short and heavy right from the right hand corner until the middle of the beach. There’s a longer left that’s also heavy from the middle of the beach that opens up before the little river in the right hand corner.
The bottom is all sand, but the rock formations underneath gives it well defined breaks, so much so that the standard wave stays the same throughout the year.
This is one of the best beach options for surfing in the winter due to the southern wind that is constant during the season, since this beach is protected from the wind. There’s an easy channel to the right close to the rocks.