Corumbá, La Paloma
La Paloma is a very popular coastal city in the summer, with around 20,000 people, but only around 5,300 people remain all year long. Corumbá is a beach to the west of the city, and bears its name to a Brazilian shipwreck that has been there since 1874. The beach is made of white, firm sand, with a shallow shore. In optimum conditions, there are sand breaks that generate tubular waves. When the swell is potent, the beach turns into advanced surfers only, as you have to be careful on your way in, and read the sea for the best entry points. Otherwise, the beach is good for beginners and there are several surf schools during the summer.
The optimal conditions for this beach are wind from the north, northeast, and east-northeast, and swell direction south, and east-southeast. You can catch left and right-hand waves, up to two meters tall. Surfing sessions are very chill, even in the summer when there are big crowds, because the beach is extensive, allowing for many surfers to be in the water without concentrating in one spot.