Matinhos Reviews and Ratings
Visitor reviews of Matinhos surf break
March 11, 2011
Ricardo from Taiwan
I lived in Matinhos for some time and am going back there real soon for good. The information about this spot is not perfect, the closest break is really Praia(beach) Brava which is right beside it on the other side of the rocks, Caioba in further south not more than 3 km, walking distance(it is actually were people go for morning/evening run or walking, there's is loads of beach breaks going up north, the last one will be at Ilha do Mel (island) really a place to go and enjoy good surfing and beautiful visually.
Based on 5 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 4.0
(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: 3.4
(1: Matinhos is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 3.5
(1: Matinhos is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Paraná. 5: the best break in Paraná).
Difficulty Level: 2.4
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.2
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Matinhos can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Matinhos, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Matinhos are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.6
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Matinhos is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Matinhos 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: 3.0
(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 Matinhos for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Matinhos 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: Matinhos is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 4.5
(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 Matinhos, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Matinhos where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).