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Guarda do Embau ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.7

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Guarda do Embau Spot ID

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Guarda do Embau

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Guarda do Embau

Photo credit: Fabiano, Guarda do Embau photo

Guarda do Embau

Photo credit: Fabiano, Guarda do Embau photo

Guarda do Embau

Photo credit: Fabiano

Type: river

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.9 °C

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Friday, 26 April 2019, 10:46 Local time
Friday 26
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 7
Wind (km/h) 10
E 15
NE 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Guarda do Embau in Santa Caterina is an exposed river break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the river tend to peel to the left. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gamboa, 3 km from Guarda do Embau.

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Guarda do Embau Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Florianopolis Airport, 27 km from Guarda do Embau.

light winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Guarda do Embau

Overall Guarda do Embau Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Guarda do Embau is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Guarda do Embau is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Joinville Airport (JOI), also in Brazil, 188 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Guarda do Embau, Santa Catarina - Sul. Use the tab navigation above to view Guarda do Embau sea temperature, Guarda do Embau photographs, Guarda do Embau detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Guarda do Embau webcams, current wind from Santa Catarina - Sul live weather stations and Guarda do Embau 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 Guarda do Embau.