Sitting below a crooked palm tree is some people’s idea of a perfect day at the beach. For those who love water activities, there are plenty of options. The calm western waters facing the channel are ideal for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. The best locales for snorkeling or scuba diving are south and east of the island. There are over 100 shipwrecks in the area … the largest concentration in Brazil. Surfers match their skills against the strong waves along the southern and eastern beaches.