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This vast South American nation is home to a near-endless string of sand-bottom surf breaks and a colorful, hypercompetitive, fast-growing surf culture. Brazil's sun-warmed 5,000-mile Atlantic coastline runs in a sawtooth pattern from the subtropical south to the equatorial northeast, and can be divided into four main surfing areas: 1) The southern states, most notably Santa Catarina, home to Br...

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