The North Coast of Sao Miguel is a favorite spot for local surfers. Most of the waters around the Azorian islands are miles deep meeting a cliff. On this one spot on this one island, the waters gradually come towards a calmer coast. As a result, deep ocean swell gets welled up and breaks into long slow moving waves.
It was entertaining to watch the surfers jump across the rocks with their boards as they made their way to the waters edge. Not the typical sandy beach you associate with surfing destinations, but this is a relatively tame beach for the Azores.
One of the best parts about this spot is the sunsets. As the sun goes down, it tucks behind another point on the island and the sky glows while the waters still churn onto the rocks. Being here is so peaceful, and looking out at the sea makes us long to return to the waves once again.