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Praia Brava ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Praia Brava Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Thursday, 19 October 2017, 19:57 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
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1.9
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Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 45
NE 40
NNE 30
NE 25
NE
Wind State cross-
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Praia Brava in Rio de Janeiro Norte is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil, 2 km from Praia Brava.

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Praia Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP5623, 23 km from Praia Brava.

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22.5 °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 Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW) in Brazil, 133 km (83 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU), also in Brazil, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG) in Brazil, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil is 189 km (117 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Praia Brava and is 190 km (118 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.