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

Overall: 3.5

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Galinhas Harbour Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 14:20 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 20
SE 15
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Galinhas Harbour in Pernambuco is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cupe, 4 km from Galinhas Harbour.

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Galinhas Harbour Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Recife/Gilberto Freyre International Airport, 42 km from Galinhas Harbour.

light winds from the SE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
29 °C

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Overall Galinhas Harbour Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • Closest city location
    8 mi
  • Second closest city location
    16 mi
  • Third closest city location
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    25 mi
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  • The closest passenger airport to Galinhas Harbour is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Galinhas Harbour is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 169 km (105 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Galinhas Harbour, Pernambuco. Use the tab navigation above to view Galinhas Harbour sea temperature, Galinhas Harbour photographs, Galinhas Harbour detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Galinhas Harbour webcams, current wind from Pernambuco live weather stations and Galinhas Harbour 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 Galinhas Harbour.