It was time to leave the mountains of Chapada Diamantina and head back to the beach...
The next surf destination on the map was to ride to Praia do Pipa in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, 80 kms south of the city of Natal.
Pipa has a cool vibe, locals are friendly, waves are perfect, water is warm and the best Acai in Brazil. ( Brazilian frozen treat )
After finding the perfect pousada to settle in, it was time to catch some waves. Praia Madeiro has a perfect right wave that works best at rising tide. We filled in our days catching some sun and surfing. We spent a total of 10 days in Pipa. It was hard to leave, but we needed to move on since over 4000 km left to ride before getting to Venezuela.
Sorry for the lack of photos... too much time in the water.
Ferry across a river.
Praia do Amour
Pimp'n style pousada at Praia do Amour.
Every day at the exact same time, 4:30 pm these monkeys would pass by our balcony, if we bananas, they would just hang out.
Local guy handstand style.
The waves were small most days, but several times a good size swell would come in... unfortunately I didn't have the camera then. But here I am on a tiny fun wave... Some waves you could ride up to 100 meters! One day a swell kicked in and Praia Madeiro had the most perfect waves.
Yap... your beach photographer!!! for a small fee... she would snap your photo!
The perfect beach of Praia Madeiro.
A curious crab.
A lovely couple enjoying the sunset in Tibau do Sul.
The coast north of Pipa.