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FLORIANOPOLIS Surf, Kitesurf Camp

Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
Kitesurf, Surf Camps & Surf Schools, Surfaris, Windsurf

Introduction

Better Known as Florianiopolis - its capital, and reputed for its natural wonders, night life and beautiful  girls, the coastal island of Santa Catarina is a paradise por boardriders and tourists alike. Bathed by 42 sandy beaches, this coastal island is sprinkled with lakes, mountains, sand dunes and forests. In the middle of this wonder, the hostel lies in the area of Praia Mole Beach, within walking distance from this beach . Comfortable accommodation at the Hostel is combined with surf, and kite surf including lessons or surf guiding to the best spots of the island.

The quality of the waves on beaches such as Joaquina and Praia Mole have encouraged successive national and international surfing championships such as the WCT (South America´s only WCT pro surf event) to be held here. Santa Catarina island is a paradise for boardriding.

     

 

 

The Surfhouse

 Our hostel is suited at most beautiful paradise of Santa Catarina coast, few minute from Praia Mole,  the magic Island - a dream in the middle of the sea. a short walk from the beach and offers a magnificent view of the beach. The accommodation is perfect for surfing and kite surfing lovers. The school offers a variety of packages ranging from accommodation for the independent traveler to surf camp with surf lessons for beginners and surfaris  for experienced surfers who want to discover spots on the island of the hand of a local guide.

 

The Hostel is composed of :  

Accomodations

 

+ 3 dorm with air conditioned

+ 2 mixed dorm which can welcome 6 to 8 persons

+ 4 private bedroom

+ Shared Bathroom and toilets

 

      

Every Accomodation includes :

+  Individual Locker  

+ Bar services

+ Buffet Breakfast  

+ Free towels

+ Chillout Hammock

+ Free Wifi

+ Free Parking

+ Tv Room

+ Laundry Facilities

 

Surf & Kite Surfing

Floripa, as the city is known locally is widely recognized as the surf capital of Brazil and is renowned  for year-round consistent swell, diversity of breaks and crystal clear water. Floripa has waves that cater to all surf abilities, from first time surfers to the most experienced and hardcore big wave riders.  In this page you can check the main surf spots on the island and have a glance at a few of the other sports you can enjoy here with us. So if you want to experience hassle free access to world-class surfing in a world-class location with a world-class crew, you’ve come to the right place. Have fun!

 

Surf Spots

Santinho - Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast. 

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Mocambique - Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2mts )

swell direction: SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

     

Barra da Lagoa - Sand bottom/point break, mostly rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast.

wind: South, SouthWest.

Galheta - Sand/Rock bottom, hollow lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast, South

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Praia Mole (WQS venue) - Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts).

swell direction: East, SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Joaquina  (WQS venue) - Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Meio da Joaca (Surfcamp spot) - Sand bottom, powerful lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts).

swell direction: SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Campeche - Point break, very long rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts).

swell direction: South, SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Armacao - Sand bottom, short lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts).

swell direction: East, SouthEast, South

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Matadeiro - Sand/Rock bottom, hollow lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 2 mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

Lagoinha do Leste - Sand bottom, hollow lefts and rights

swell size: 2 to 8 feet (0.5 to 2.5mts ).

swell direction: East, SouthEast.

wind: NorthWest, NorthEast, West.

      

KITESURFING


Kitesurfing is the fastest growing water sport in the world. It is not different in Florianopolis, especially  because of the conditions the island offers: shallow lagoons, open seam many waves spots and well esablished winds almost every day of the year. The most famous option is Lagoa da Conceiçao, a large lake just a few minutes from the surfhouse ! 

When it comes to conditions for kite surfing, best season is during spring time (September, October and November) mainly because of geography, topography and exposure to the Atlantic trade winds, which usually offer excellent conditions for sailing in March as well. During the rest of the year, Florianópolis usually provides fare conditions for this sport, with more than 250 days per year suitable for sailing.

We invite you to join the incomparable beauty of the beaches of Florianópolis that will set you on good vibe where surfing, adventure sports, amazing nightlife will give you time of your life and all that accompanied with your stay at The hostel perfect location and conditions!

The Packages

Surf Trip Package

5 days Surf trips

R$ 850

It includes :

+ A local pro Surfer guide

+ Excellent trip

+ Air conditioning Car

+ Gas

+ Water

 

Kite Surf Courses Package

5 Lessons of Kite surf  

R$ 1000

It includes :

+ 5 lessons (1h30 each)

+ Ride to the spots

+ All equipment

 

 

Surf Courses Package

5 Lessons of Surf

R$ 650

It includes :

+ 5 lessons (1h30 each)

+ Ride to the spots

+ All equipment

 

 

Accommodation Prices ( per person per week ):

Period

Shared Accommodation

Double

August

R$315

R$560

September

R$350

R$630

October and November

R$490

R$700

December to March

R$560

R$770

New years and Carnaval

R$700

R$1050

Every Accommodation includes

+ Breakfast

+Free Internet

+Linnen for bed

+Free parking

Florianopolis

The Surfhouse

Brazil is known worldwide for its incredible parties, beautiful people and appreciation for living life passionately and vibrantly. The Island of Santa Catarina in particular is blessed not only with incredible natural beauty, but also with some of the hottest nightlife in South America, and for that matter, the entire world. Dozens of nightclubs and hundreds of bars are spread through the city, but the central and Lagoa da Conceição areas offer most of the options.

You will have a wide variety of rhythms and beats to choose from, going from local Brazilian music to rap, reggae, rock and roll, pop and electronic music. No matter what your plans are for the evening, the city will offer you the best option, always with friendly, warm and beautiful people around.

The island of Santa Catarina is considered an outdoor gymnasium for extreme sports. Just off the coast of mailand Brazil, to which it is connected by a bridge in the town of Florianopolis, the island is about 50 km. long and 20 km. wide. Its geography features a landscape sprinkled with lakes, sand dunes, forests and small islands all along the coast. For that reason the options you have for sports are endless. Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, sandboarding, paragliding, hangliding, horseriding, rockclimbing, mountainbiking are the most practiced in this sports paradise. Most of them have specialized schools if you intend to adventure yourself in any of these activities.  

 

Florianopolis - or Floripa as the city is known locally, is widely recognized as the surf capital of Brazil and is renowned for year-round consistent swell, diversity of breaks and crystal clear water. Floripa has waves that cater to all surf abilities, from first time surfers to the most experienced and hardcore big wave riders.  In this page you can check the main surf spots on the island and have a glance at a few of the other sports you can enjoy here with us. So if you want to experience hassle free access to world-class surfing in a world-class location with a world-class crew, you’ve come to the right place. Have fun!

Florianopolis – or “Desterro” as it was originally called – was founded in 1700 and settled fifty years later by immigrants from the Portuguese mid-Atlantic islands of the Azores. Since then, it’s gradually developed from being a sleepy provincial backwater into a sleepy state capital. With the construction of the bridges linking the island with the mainland, Florianopolis as a port has all but died, and today the city thrives as an administrative, commercial and tourist centre. Land reclamation for a multi-lined highway and new bus terminals has totally eliminated the character of the old seafront. Despite all the changes, though, the late nineteenth-century pastel-colored, stuccoes buildings still recall faint “old world” images, while the relaxed, small-town atmosphere provides a total contrast to the excitement of São Paulo or Rio.

     

The cuisine of the island of Florianopolis has been greatly influenced by its past and present cultures. The impressions of their dishes are truly unique based on these different habits. Seafood is the city’s specialty. The oysters, cultivated in the south of the island can be consumed fresh out of the sea. The shrimp is the favorite aperitif, prepared and served in different ways. Another characteristic of Florianopolis are the simple and cozy restaurants, close to the beaches and maintained by the fishermen. The city also has more sophisticated restaurants and fast food places, which serve international dishes, burgers, pizzas, sushi and so on. 

Climate

Florianopolis has a subtropical climate with rainfall well distributed throughout the year. The seasons are well defined. Summer is hot and has the highest rainfall. Spring and Fall are similar, with spring usually very windy. Winter is cool and with low precipitation. Cold fronts coming from the Southern Atlantic and Antarctica pass frequently in the region, bringing rain followed by days of strong southern winds. 


The Trip



Meio da Joaquina Beach, Santa Catarina Island

Florianopolis "Floripa" (City), 20 min. drive

Florianopolis International Airport (FLN), 20 min. drive
Major airlines with daily flights to Rio and Sao:
www.voegol.com.br

www.tam.com.br

www.oceanair.com.br

A word of caution here: Both San Paulo and Rio have more than one major airport. To ensure that you arrive to Florianopolis on time with all your luggage in tow, it is crucial to make sure your connecting flight leaves from the same airport your international flight arrives at. Experienced travelers caution against transferring between different airports.

Road Transport 
Buses are totally safe and cheap (for about aU$1 you can go to any beach). Taxis can easily be found and are safe too, but make sure you come up to a price before you leave to your destination. In Florianopolis hitchhiking is still safe and a lot of people actually stop. Car and motorcycle rental are also available with prices starting around U$ 20 a day.

Safety
Brazil is no more dangerous than anywhere in Europe or North America and violent crimes against tourists or foreign visitors are extremely rare. Brazil is also politically stable with no natural enemies and no terrorist activities. The crime tourists are most likely to fall victim to in Brazilian cities is robbery and pick pocketing, so do not leave your belongings unattended and do not wear jewelry in the streets. Always leave travelers checks, passports, air tickets and the like in the hotel safe deposit box. Visitors should however carry some form of ID, such as a photocopy of their passports, with them at all times. Florianopolis is the safest place in Brazil. People jogging at night, and girls hitch hiking. You cant even do that in Europe!

Health
Brazil has an excellent network of private hospitals and clinics in the major cities. Private medical assistance can be more expensive, but Brazil has a public health service that will look after foreign visitors in an emergency. Medical Insurance is recomended for all visitors. Usually vaccinations against Yellow Fever are not required when traveling to Brazil

Money
The Brazilian currency is called “Real” (“heh-ALL”). The Atm and Bank network throughout Brazil will accept most of the bank/credit card network/operators. Cash and traveler checks can be exchanged in banks and exchange shops.

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Victor
Victor says on September 14 , 2008 :
Nice Site. Very nice site. You guys really have your stuff together! I hope you keep it updated frequently because I'll be back often. Some really interesting stuff here. Keep up the great work and best of luck to you!

Thanks a lot and have a great day!
Victor
Alkashina
Alkashina says on September 25 , 2008 :
Very interesting site. A lot of interesting information. THE BEST.

Alkashina

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