Cassino Reviews and Ratings
(Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil)
Visitor reviews of Cassino surf break
April 24, 2012
Marlon bittencourt from Brazil
Horario da tarde boa formaçao, 2m na serie, diculdade baixa.
Based on 4 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 2.5
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
(1: Cassino is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 2.0
(1: Cassino is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Rio Grande Do Sul. 5: the best break in Rio Grande Do Sul).
Difficulty Level: 1.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 1.3
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Cassino can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 1.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Cassino, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Cassino are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Cassino is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Cassino requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 4.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Cassino for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Cassino is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Cassino is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Cassino, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Cassino where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).