Surf Lessons in Florianópolis
Florianópolis breathes the culture of surfing. The geography of the island allows for practicing the sport almost 365 days a year. With more than 40 beaches, it is common to see men and women walking with their boards under their arms, and the arrival of a great swell is a unanimous subject in the wheels of conversation on the sand. Barra da Lagoa Beach, Joaquina Beach and Matadeiro Beach are the best for those who are starting out.
Barra da Lagoa Beach is the darling of beginners. There the sea is not so strong and it is common to see people on their first day of practice already standing on the board. With a strip of sand about 650 m long, Barra da Lagoa offers a variety of surf schools and board rental locations. The region is home to the city’s largest fishing community and boasts a number of fine restaurants with menus filled with great fish and seafood options.
The left corner of Joaquina Beach and Matadeiro Beach are also great for surfing. The “Joaca”, as it is affectionately called by local surfers, is the most famous surf peak in the city, being the main location of important championships in the first division of the sport. Matadeiro Beach, in the south of Florianópolis, is another option for those who want to begin practicing the sport.
Besides physical exercise, surfers learn about rips, winds, currents, tides and even geography – after all, you have to know where the best waves are.