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Canal ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Canal Spot ID

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.7 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 16:27 Local time
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
E 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Canal in Rio de Janeiro Norte is an exposed river break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Try not to swallow any water - there are pollution concerns here.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saquarema, 3 km from Canal.

IS AT (local time)

Canal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Aeroporto São Pedro da Aldeia Airport, 42 km from Canal.

moderate winds from the S

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Canal

Overall Canal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Canal Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Canal is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Canal is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF) in Brazil is 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Canal and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
Canal break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Canal, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Canal sea temperature, Canal photographs, Canal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Canal webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Canal tide predictions. The Brazil swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Brazil and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Brazil wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Canal.