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Porto de Galinhas Surf

Besides the Natural Pools, Porto de Galinhas and Maracaipe have a reputation for being the home of the best waves in Pernambuco.

SURF IN Porto de Galinhas

Porto de Galinhas is known all over the world for being the Brazilian paradise of Natural Pools but what many people don’t know is that it also has a reputation of being the home of the best waves in Pernambuco. This is the reason why it hosted several championships, including the World Surfing Championship.


So if you’re looking for a place to surf in the Northeast Brazil, you already know where to go! Here the beaches of Cupe, Borete and Maracaípe are guaranteed fun for those who have an interest in the sport. 

Surfers already know that these beaches are mandatory stop but the activity is not reserved only for those with experience. The waves of Porto de Galinhas are also great for beginners, a fun experience for your vacation.

Where to Surf in Porto de Galinhas


Borete is probably the best option for beginners. It is located aright next to Porto de Galinhas Beach and can be reached in 5 minute walk. There you can find the quietest waves of the region and for that reason it’s where a great number of surf schools are located.

Combining this with the great proximity of the center, Borete becomes the principal spot for begginers and travelers! Be sure to check it out!


Praia de Maracaípe: Located at a short distance from Porto de Galinhas (about 20 minutes walk along the beach) is one more on the list of beautiful beaches of the area.

Maracaípe beach is very popular destination for surfing in the Brazilian northeast. Athletes from many countries visit the Maracaípe beach every year, searching for the best waves in Pernambuco.

In general the waves there are really big, made only for those who already know how to surf. However, near Pontal de Maracaípe the sea is more smooth, providing a good place for beginners as well. For this reason it’s where the surf schools of Maracaípe are located. Besides the surf lessons, it’s also possible to find other types of wind and water sports, like classes of stand-up and kitesurf! 


Cupe Beach: The great stretch of sand of Cupe beach and its high waves make this brazilian beach the destination of many lovers of water and wind sports. Located just 30 minutes walk from the beach of Porto de Galinhas, Cupe is the ideal destination for all those interested in surfing, kite surfing, and surf kayaking.

Learn to Surf

If you ever wanted to surf a wave on a beautiful sunny day but never considered that it would be possible to make such a fantasy come true, here is your chance. Traveling is the best way to get out of the everyday routine and having new experiences makes the process even more intense! The crystal clear waters of Porto de Galinhas are the perfect place for this adventure!

The activity is recommended for all ages and can be done at any time of the year! Before entering the water, responsible professional passes the necessary instructions and performs a theoretical lesson in the sand so the student learns the process. Once this part is over, it’s time to jump into the sea and have fun!

Those interested can choose a package of lessons or just rent/buy a board. Send us a message and we will arrange it for you. 

Here your satisfaction is guaranteed and we make you a deal: if you don’t stand up, you don’t pay the class. Check out more here: Surf lessons in Porto de Galinhas. 

More than a sport, surfing is a philosophy of life and an incredible way to take care of body and mind at the same time.

Martín Miguel

Martín Miguel

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