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Cotavelo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.3

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Cotavelo Spot ID



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Cotavelo photo


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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.3 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 21:14 Local time
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
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Cotavelo in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Cotavelo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Natal/Augusto Severo Airport, 12 km from Cotavelo.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Cotavelo

Overall Cotavelo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Cotavelo Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Cotavelo:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    57 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    81 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Cotavelo:


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cotavelo is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cotavelo is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 168 km (104 miles) away.
Cotavelo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cotavelo, Rio Grande Do Norte. Use the tab navigation above to view Cotavelo sea temperature, Cotavelo photographs, Cotavelo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cotavelo webcams, current wind from Rio Grande Do Norte live weather stations and Cotavelo 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 Cotavelo.