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Cupe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cupe Spot ID

Surfer - Mauro Isola, Cupe photo


Photo credit: Mauro Rogério Isola

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 06:47 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
ESE 15
ESE 15
Wind State glass on on on

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Cupe in Pernambuco is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Cupe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Recife/Gilberto Freyre International Airport, 38 km from Cupe.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Cupe

Overall Cupe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cupe is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cupe is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 167 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cupe, Pernambuco. Use the tab navigation above to view Cupe sea temperature, Cupe photographs, Cupe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cupe webcams, current wind from Pernambuco live weather stations and Cupe 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 Cupe.