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

Overall: 2.7

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Praia Brava Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.9 °C

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Monday, 23 October 2017, 18:54 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
S
1.8
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2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
Period (s) 9 10 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 30
SSE 25
SSE 20
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Praia Brava in Rio de Janeiro Norte is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around low tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arraial do Cabo, 2 km from Praia Brava.

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Praia Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cabo Frio, 10 km from Praia Brava.

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Air temperature
21 °C

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Overall Praia Brava Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Praia Brava is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 117 km (73 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW) in Brazil, 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Praia Brava and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia Brava, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia Brava sea temperature, Praia Brava photographs, Praia Brava detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia Brava webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Praia Brava 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 Praia Brava.