Natal is the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, in northeastern Brazil and is without a doubt the safest city in Brazil. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an annual average temperature of 28°C / 82.4°F. For the football fans, Natal is one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Pipa is located south of Natal and is part of the district of Tibau do Sul. This beautiful coastal village offers a number of restaurants with local and international cuisine, tasteful hotels, vibrant nightlife and many local shops. For those seeking fun and adventure, Pipa offers a range of watersports. Stand up paddling is relatively new in Brazil, but is already among the favorite activities here.
Madeiro is an exposed beach break that is great during winter and spring months. The swell sizes usually start from 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2 m/6 ft. The best wind direction is from the west, southwest and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. In addition, waves take right and left directions and the ideal tide position is low tide only. Furthermore, the water temperature is around 27 °C/ 80.6 °F all year round and there is a constant sea breeze that helps keeping the humidity under control.
In summer the wind blows offshore at 0%, in autumn it blows at 1.1%, in winter at 0.6% and in spring at 0%. Madeiro is appropriate for practitioners of all skill levels. Note: watch out for rips.