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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

Overall: 2.8

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Pontal Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.5 °C

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 14:38 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
0.9
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SE 40
SSE 40
SSE
Wind State cross-
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 Salvador Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport, 166 km from Pontal.

moderate winds from the E

km/h
Air temperature
28.5 °C

Current weather near Pontal

Overall Pontal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Pontal Location Maps

Pontal Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Pontal:

Tide stations nearest to Pontal:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    38 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Pontal:

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Town and city forecasts close to Pontal:

  • Closest city location
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    40 mi
  • Third closest city location
    43 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    46 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    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.


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