Noronha Brazil is one of the most beautiful places in the world, 400 km away from the continent, it can only be reached by plane or boat. The island is very quiet and safe, the locals are very friendly, the food is great and the pousadas are local homes who rent their rooms! Beyond the surf, Noronha is one of the best places to scuba dive and snorkel in the world! The water is incredibly clear!
Preservation of the island is a big concern of the local administration, the number of visitors is controlled and a daily fee is chaged during your stay. Once you get in though, the many waves to explore specially around Cacimba do Padre and Boldró are worth the effort. The waves are strong and tubular. The warm clean water, great waves and pristine nature are the recipe to paradise.
SUP is new here. I took my Cabrinha SUP 8.8 board and a Cabrinha paddle which is extremely light and makes a lot of difference when maneuvering! I was impressed with the peformance of the board, really safe in drops and loose on maneuvers! Very few people on the beach thought that someone could SUP on those waves.
I spent a week with some friends and was able to get many perfect waves from 4 to 6 feet. Cacimba is the postcard wave of the island, site of the ASP 6 stars event. Sandy bottom and very tubular this wave is very challenging for SUPing! The highlights were on the biggest day at Boldró with a shallow reef and overhead tubes, some captured by the lens of Bruno Veiga. Locals say I was the first one to SUP that spot!
There are many other great waves on the island such as Praia do Cachorro, Abras, Hurus, Conceição, Bode!
Fernando de Noronha is truly a paradise, if you plan a trip there, remember that the wave season is from November to April!