Surfing is hugely popular on the island, but make sure you check ahead as it is restricted on most popular surf beaches during the annual tainha (mullet) fishing seasons, which usually happens between May 15 and July 15. During this time, surfing is not allowed on any beaches other than Praia Mole and Praia da Joaquina as well as along 500m patches of Praia do Mozambique, Praia da Armação, Praia do Matadeiro and Praia Lagoinha do Leste.