Praia de Santa Bárbara
Also known as Areais beach, it has an extension of 1 km and is a non-urban beach in the island of São Miguel. Due to a recent renovation, it has all the infrastructure necessary for you to spend the day on the beach. This right and left beach break (sand and stone) holds an excellent wave for intermediate and experienced surfers. This surf spot holds a yearly WQS event.
One of the best peaks in the Azores, this wave works best with NW/N wind and in mid and high tide with N/NE/NW swell direction.