Azores surfing: Ahoi Surfer at Sao Roque (ENG/ PT/ DE)



The closest surf spot near of Ponta Delgada


"So, where can I walk by feed from here?"

That's how I asked myself when I recently visited Sao Miguel.
Everyone here drives a car, because it gets tedious by walk.
Even buses are rare. There are a few, but when they come and whether they come is always questionable.
Well, I faced this challenge, because I heard that in the neighbouring village "Sao Roque" was the nearest beach.
So I asked straight away where I had to walk and started walking.
I recorded this way 15 times faster in my video.
The route is pleasant to walk, always along the coast. To the right the sea and to the left the cars.
The way is well developed and even has a bicycle path. Everyone who likes to cycle, skate or run has a good ground here.
It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes until I arrived directly at the beach (the second of a total of 3 beaches). Yes, Sao Roque has 3 beaches.
The first one you see is rather for sunbathing, there are few surfers here and no beach bar.

The second one is the most surfed beach and has a surf school right on the street.

The third one also has a beach cafe, but few surf there.

Since the distance was 4-5 km, I think, but long, I stayed at the second beach and watched the kite surfers. Unfortunately there was not much going on on the water that day, so I could only present you the two kite surfers. But in the main session its overfilled here. At least 50 surfers are on the water.
The good thing is that the water of the Atlantic here on the azores is much warmer than elsewhere. But if you surf here for the first time you should always have a local surfer with you. Many have already lost their lives because they misjudged the water. Only mentioned in passing, if someone wants to surf here especially.

If I should describe the beach of São Roque, then as follows:
Sao Roque's beach characteristic is the coarse gravel and of course the volcanic sand, which is black.

The beach occupies a very large part of the bay of Machico. The beach also offers its visitors showers and toilets, which I find very good.
Also lifeguards are there during the bathing season, there is a first aid facility and even changing rooms. Despite all the efforts, there is always a lot of garbage on the beach that is either made by the visitors or washed up. But this is, I think, a global problem.
I hope I have given you a good insight.
Leave me a short feedback. I would like it.

Your @LotusFleur

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O ponto de surf mais próximo de Ponta Delgada


"Então, onde posso andar por aqui?"

Foi assim que me perguntei quando visitei recentemente São Miguel.
Todo mundo aqui dirige um carro, porque ele fica entediante a pé.
Até os ônibus são raros. Há alguns, mas quando eles vêm e se eles vêm é sempre questionável.
Bem, eu enfrentei este desafio, porque ouvi dizer que na aldeia vizinha "São Roque" era a praia mais próxima.
Então perguntei logo onde eu tinha que andar e comecei a andar.
Gravei assim 15 vezes mais rápido no meu vídeo.
A rota é agradável de caminhar, sempre ao longo da costa. À direita o mar e à esquerda os carros.
O caminho está bem desenvolvido e até tem uma ciclovia. Todo mundo que gosta de andar de bicicleta, patinar ou correr tem um bom terreno aqui.
Demorou cerca de 1 hora e 20 minutos até eu chegar diretamente na praia (a segunda de um total de 3 praias). Sim, São Roque tem 3 praias.
A primeira que você vê é mais para tomar sol, tem poucos surfistas aqui e nenhum bar de praia.

A segunda é a praia mais surfada e tem uma escola de surf bem na rua.

A terceira também tem um café de praia, mas poucos surfistas lá.

Como a distância era de 4-5 km, acho eu, mas longa, fiquei na segunda praia e vi os kitesurfistas. Infelizmente não havia muita coisa acontecendo na água naquele dia, então só pude apresentar os dois kitesurfistas. Mas na sessão principal está cheia aqui. Pelo menos 50 surfistas estão na água.
O bom é que a água do Atlântico aqui nos Açores é muito mais quente do que em qualquer outro lugar. Mas se surfares aqui pela primeira vez, deves ter sempre um surfista local contigo. Muitos já perderam as suas vidas por terem julgado mal a água. Apenas mencionado de passagem, se alguém quiser surfar aqui especialmente.

Se eu descrever a praia de São Roque, então como segue:
A característica da praia de São Roque é o cascalho grosso e, claro, a areia vulcânica, que é preta.

A praia ocupa uma grande parte da baía de Machico. A praia também oferece aos seus visitantes chuveiros e banheiros, que acho muito bons.
Também há salva-vidas durante a época balnear, há uma instalação de primeiros socorros e até vestiários. Apesar de todos os esforços, há sempre muito lixo na praia que é feito pelos visitantes ou lavado. Mas este é, penso eu, um problema global.
Espero ter lhe dado uma boa visão.
Deixe-me um pequeno feedback. Eu gostaria.

Seu @LotusFleur

Texto, vídeo, fotos feitas por mim mesmo.

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Der nächst gelegene Surf Spot von Ponta Delgada


“So, wo kann man denn nun zu Fuss überall hinlaufen hier?“

So in etwa fragte ich mich selbst, als ich neulich Sao Miguel besuchte.
An sich fahren hier alle ein Auto, denn zu Fuß wird es mühsam.
Selbst Busse sind rar. Es gibt zwar ein paar, doch wann die kommen und ob die kommen ist stets fraglich.
Nun ja, ich stellte mich dieser Herausforderung, denn ich hörte das im Nachbardorf “Sao Roque“ der nächstgelegene Strand sei.
Also fragte ich geradewegs wo ich lang laufen muss und lief los.
Diesen Weg 15fach beschleunigt habe ich in meinem Video festgehalten.
Die Strecke ist angenehm zu gehen, immer an der Küste lang. Zur rechten Seite das Meer und links die Autos.
Der Weg ist gut ausgebaut und hat sogar einen Fahrradweg. Jeder der gerne radelt, skatet oder joggen mag hat hier einen guten Boden dazu.
Es dauerte ca. 1 Stunde und 20 Minuten bis ich direkt am Strand (dem zweiten von insgesamt 3 Stränden) ankam. Ja, Sap Roque hat 3 Strände.
Der erste, den man sieht, ist eher zum Sonnen, wenig Surfer sind hier und kein Strandlokal.

Der zweite ist der meist gesurfte Strand und hat direkt an der Strasse auch eine Surfschule.

Der dritte hat ebenso ein Strandcafe, doch surfen dort wenige.

Da mir die Strecke, ich denke es waren 4-5 km, doch lang war, verweilte ich am zweiten Strand und schaute den Kite-Surfern zu. Leider war an dem Tag wenig los auf dem Wasser, weshalb ich euch nur die beiden Kite-Surfer präsentieren kann. Doch in der Hauptsession ist hier die Hölle los. Alles ist voll und mindestens 50 Surfer sind auf dem Wasser.
Das gute ist, dass das Wasser des Atlantik hier wesentlich wärmer ist als anders wo. Doch wenn man neu hier surft sollte man immer einen local surfer dabei haben. Viele sind schon um's Leben gekommen, da sie das Wasser falsch eingeschätzt hatten. Nur am Rande erwähnt, falls einer mal speziell hier surfen will.

Wenn ich den Strand von São Roque beschreiben soll, dann wie folgt:
Sao Roques Strand Merkmal ist der grobe Kies und natürlich der Vulkansand, welcher schwarz ist.

Der Strand nimmt einen sehr großen Teil der Bucht von Machico ein. Der Strand bietet seinen Besuchern auch Duschen und Toiletten, was ich sehr gut finde.
Auch Rettungsschwimmer sind während der Badesaison dort, es gibt eine Erste-Hilfe-Einrichtung und sogar Umkleidekabinen. Trotz all der Bemühungen liegt trotzdem immer viel Müll am Strand, der entweder von den Besuchern gemacht wird oder angeschwemmt wird. Doch dieses ist, so denke ich, ein globales Problem.
Ich hoffe euch einen guten Einblick gegeben zu haben.
Hinterlasst mir gern ein kleines Feedback. Würde mich freuen.

Eure @LotusFleur

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30.11.2019 21:46
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Niceee :))) Greetings from Joao Bom (northern coast of Sao Miguel), I also don´t drive and mostly use my legs for transportation :D

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30.11.2019 21:47
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30.11.2019 21:47
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Ah how nice.
Normally I live on the mainland. Hope to meet you when I come back to visit sao miguel. Awesome.

30.11.2019 21:50
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Yeah :) I will probably be here for a few more months. I cannot believe how much of natural beauty is to be explored on such a relatively small island. The Azores are a true hidden gem of the Atlantic Ocean.

30.11.2019 21:54
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Yes. They are. Its so lovely. Where you come from? Hope to meet you one day.

30.11.2019 21:58
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30.11.2019 21:58
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30.11.2019 22:03
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Niiice. The parents of my grandparents are from there. I am also a digital nomad. :)
Nice to meet you.
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You can find me via discord if you like.

30.11.2019 22:10
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Really? That´s cool :) Thanks, I will keep an eye on your blog ;)

30.11.2019 22:26
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