Sao Miguel do Gostoso Spot
Ponta do Santo Cristo
Sao Miguel do Gostoso Spot named Ponta do Santo Cristo is one of the windiest areas of the planet, thanks to a costant trade wind together with special thermic effects and due to its location on the “esquina do continente” (corner of the continent). Only the rainy season of April, May and June lowers the average of windy days. WIND STATISTIC
The marvelous bay shaped by the cape is the perfect scenario for what is considered to be one of the best all-round spots in Brazil’s northeast. With low tide a flat water area enables newcomers to learn beach- and water-starts easily, while a sandy reef with perfect rolling waves, approximately 600 meters from the coast, provides best fun to intermediate and advanced surfers.
Wind direction is E-SE, side-off shore starboard tack (wind from the right), averaging 18 to 25 knts. Most used sails are 4.7 – 5.3 and 7 to 11 kites.
From October to March north swells up to logo height (3 meters) happen to get in, creating gorgeous conditions for waveriding and jumping.
In July and August the wind can arrive from S-SE, off-shore in the bay and again side-shore upwind the cape, in Monte Alegre beach. Or you can get the transfer to other spots in the south cost (Maracajau, Genipabu), where during that periods wind can be better.
Sao Miguel do Gostoso is a fishermen’s village on the shore of Rio Grande do Norte state, 110 Km north of its capital, Natal. With 8.000 people, the village is developing in a fast but sustainable manner, mainly due to wind and kite surfers, who can enjoy here the best wind of the region. CLIMATE […]
Surf Center DR.WIND The surf station Dr. Wind is in the best location of “Ponta do St. Cristo” bay, Sao Miguel do Gostoso. The structure (200 M2) was built in 2007, out of local materials, such as carnauba tree logs and taboa leaves. Season opens in July and ends in April. Brand new equipment available […]