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Praia Brava water temperature
Praia Brava ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.3

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Praia Brava Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Catarina – Norte, Brazil)

Today's Praia Brava sea temperature is 24.9 °C.

Statistics for 18 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 18.5 °C, range: 17.2 °C to 19.9 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (24 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Brazil
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Brazil Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Brazil
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Praia Brava. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Praia Brava Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Praia Brava sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 26th of February and are at their lowest on about the 24th of July, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Praia Brava climb to their warmest in the fourth week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Praia Brava sea temperatures in the fourth week of July require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Praia Brava can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Praia Brava. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.