Surfing in Bahia (Brazil): Imbassaí is great for the experienced surfer. If you are looking for something a bit more tame then Praia Do Forte is just down the road.
Imbassaí is great for the experienced surfer with their own board. There is always big swell along the coastline of the state of Bahia, and especially the beach break in Imbassaí is very powerful.
It's uncrowded and the few experienced locals you will see are very friendly and always more than happy to share the water with you.
However if you need to hire a board or are looking for lessons and something a bit more tame then Praia Do Forte is just down the road.
At Praia Do Forte there is a coral reef which provides both a sheltered area for beginners and itermediate surfers to improve safely, and a very powerful reef break for the experienced surfer to test his or her skills.
The water is busier than Imbassaí but localism is still non-existent.