Prainha - Natural beauty and strong waves
The right at Prainha is one of the most spectacular waves of the region. However, the left is consistent and can create perfect barrels.
Prainha is some 45 minutes on foot from the trailhead, which is located in the city at Ribeira beach. The beach has been named as one of the 10 best beaches in Brazil thanks to its natural beauty.
With solid swells from the Northeast (in the summer), a perfect left tube breaks in the leftmost corner. In the winter (with big waves and winds from the South), a heavy and awesome right comes from the rightmost corner towards the middle of the beach, a heavy and shallow barrel. It’s one of the most spectacular waves in the region, when it comes…
In general, the two classic waves of Prainha break only occasionally. The rest of the time, there’s generally some rights and lefts that are short and heavy breaking along the whole span of the beach, with a tendency to close out.
This break is pretty vulnerable to any onshore wind, which easily makes it “unsurfable.”