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

Overall: 2.5

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Praia Brava Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.8 °C

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Friday, 20 April 2018, 02:15 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.3
SSE
1.2
SSE
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SSE
1.1
SE
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NNE 20
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
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Praia Brava in Rio de Janeiro Norte is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cabo Frio, 3 km from Praia Brava.

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Praia Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Aeroporto São Pedro da Aldeia Airport, 13 km from Praia Brava.

light winds from the NE

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Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Praia Brava

Overall Praia Brava Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Praia Brava is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 120 km (75 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW) in Brazil, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil is 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Praia Brava and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
Praia Brava break location map and break info

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.