Porto da Cruz is a small village, in the municipality of Machico, in the northeastern side of Madeira, a Portuguese island. It's enclosed by the mountains of Paul da Serra. Pico do Larano (765m/2509ft), Pico da Suna (1040m/3412ft) and Pico da Maiata (766m/2513ft) are the highest points. Its name derives from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto).
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It’s also home to Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, dedicated to Maui’s sugar industry. Its own major airport is located in the North shore. The climate is tropical wet, but during winter is very windy and dry, ideal for water sports. Along the sea side there are schools and shops to buy or rent surfing gear as well as take surfing lessons if you are a beginner.
Hookipa Beach is perfect for all skill level surfers but it may get dangerous for beginners if the wind is strong. It offers a regional classic wave quality with very consistent frequency. The power of the wave is fast and sometimes powerful.
The wind direction is coming from the southwest, south and the size of the swell starts working at 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 5 m/16 ft and over. Hookipa Beach is reef coral and has only a few surfers during weekends. Surfers should be careful of urchins, rip currents, rocks and sharks.
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