Ponta Preta Beach changes quite drastically from season to season based on the ocean tides. Typically, during summer, there are no waves on this side of the island. The sand accumulates on the beach, making the shore grow larger day after day.
In contrast, during winter months, big waves often crash upon the beach, which wash away much of the sand and make the beach up to 50 meters smaller than in summer time.
While Ponta Preta is not an ideal beach for beginner kite surfers, it is an amazing spot for experts. This is why for the last several years in February this beach has hosted the first step of the World Championship of Kite Surfing.