Riu Karmboa

This hotel is located within five minutes of the airport, on the Praia de Chaves. This beach has a lagoon that fills quickly with low tide waters and is small and shallow. As soon as you exit the hotel, there are wave spots for experienced riders, with waves of up to 3 meters and some nasty shore break.

While this is not a spot for beginners, it is a great place to impress overweight tourists and score some cool points at the hotel bar.

On the right day, a top notch rider can receive a hero’s welcome. The trade winds cross off from the right, while the waves are medium to large rights.