About Ribeira d'Ilhas

Essentially this wave is one and the same. Pontinha is the northern and less frequently ridden outside section of Ribeira D’Ilhas. A very versatile set of reefs that normally have something worth getting wet for and it can be a superb long right. It can handle a bit of wind, most swell sizes if NW, and breaks throughout the tide.

Consistent, crowded (contest site), some rips, urchins and the water is none-too clean. Easy access and good car park café.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Ribeira d'Ilhas
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
  • SW - NW SW - NW
  • Easterly Easterly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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