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Pontal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Pontal Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.5 °C

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Thursday, 27 August 2015, 18:27 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
NE 10
NE
Wind State on cross-
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Pontal in South Bahia is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Itacare, 2 km from Pontal.

IS AT (local time)

Pontal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ilheus Airport, 60 km from Pontal.

light winds from the E

km/h
Air temperature
27.8 °C

Current weather near Pontal

Overall Pontal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Pontal Location Maps

Pontal Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pontal:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pontal:

Tide stations nearest to Pontal:

  • Closest tide station
    Itacare
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Camamu
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Camamu
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Malhado
    35 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ilheus
    38 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pontal:

  • Closest ski area
    Chacaltaya (Bolivia)
    1948 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Vallecitos (Argentina)
    2314 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Los Penitentes (Argentina)
    2324 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Los Puquios (Argentina)
    2328 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Portillo (Chile)
    2341 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pontal:

  • Closest city location
    Ubaitaba (Brazil)
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Ilheus (Brazil)
    40 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Itabuna (Brazil)
    43 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Coaraci (Brazil)
    46 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ipiau (Brazil)
    50 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Pontal is Ilheus Airport (IOS) in Brazil, which is 62 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pontal is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 166 km (103 miles) away.
Pontal break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pontal, Bahia - Sul. Use the tab navigation above to view Pontal sea temperature, Pontal photographs, Pontal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pontal webcams, current wind from Bahia - Sul live weather stations and Pontal 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 Pontal.