About Cantinho Da Baia

Praia do Baleal is a fantastically flexible, crescent shaped beach that curves towards the town. Cantinho Da Baia - 'corner of the bay' is an area that comes to life in a big northerly, or medium sized northwesterly swell and offers clean waves and winds from northeast to southeast direction. Long, sometimes hollow rights can peel here. Consistent and fun, popular with beginners when small.

Source: Cantinho Da Baia Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all abilities, especially when small, can get hollow and reeling when bigger.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

OK, popular with travelling and local surfers, plus surf schools.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Popular spot, in certain swells can be one of the few places working so gets busy.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun, flexible beach break with good quality walling waves - predominantly rights. Can get hollow. Popular with beginners when small.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK but occasionally heavy when size picks up.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Crowd, heavy when big.


Parking either by the beachside cafe or in the large car park to the north.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard


Sand with small section of hight tide rocks.

Best Season

Consistent spot, best September to November and March to May.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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