Pontal - Pure Power
Pontal normally offers excellent surf conditions in the winter (May to September) when the swell and the wind comes from the south, primarily for intermediate and advanced surfers.
The only inhabitants of Pontal are thousands of coconut trees and small animals. Pontal has the heavy waves breaking on the outside that turn into barrels when they get to the most shallow sand banks on the inside.
This isn’t a break for beginners, because:
- There aren’t channels for easy paddling out
- There are almost always strong currents
- The waves are always grinding, making getting into and out of the surf complicated/dangerous.