Brazil: the largest country in South America, with underrated surf (people think that there are only small waves). Several Top 44 surfers come from Brazil, as well as big-wave riders.....tells you something about the quality and variety of the waves at home?
Surf Period: From April to September, Southern Brazil (most of the spots) catches east to south swells produced in Antartic. From November to March, the north of Brazil (especially Fernando do Noronha) catches nothern swells.
Plus: all levels of surf, the Brazilian life-style, low budget, water temperature.
Minus: lots of crowded lineups, lack of reef-breaks.
Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Geographic coordinates: 10 00 S, 55 00 W
Coastline: 7,491 km
Climate: mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Terrain: mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
Natural hazards: recurring droughts in northeast; floods and occasional frost in south
Currency: real (BRL)
Localisation: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Coordonnées géographiques: 10° 0' S, 55° 0' W
Côte: 7,491 km km
Climat: mostly tropical, but temperate in south
Relief: mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
Sommets: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pico da Neblina 3,014 m
Risques naturels: recurring droughts in northeast; floods and occasional frost in south
Monnaie: real (BRL)
Population: 188,078,227 (July 2006 est.)
Langues: Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French
Découpage administratif: 26 states (estados, singular - estado) and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal*, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins