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Praia Seca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Praia Seca Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 16:25 Local time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
NE 10
Wind State cross-

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Praia Seca in Rio de Janeiro Norte is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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At Cabo Frio, 20 km from Praia Seca.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
28 °C

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Overall Praia Seca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Praia Seca is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 91 km (57 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia Seca is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Third is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW) in Brazil is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Praia Seca and is 171 km (106 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Praia Seca, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Praia Seca sea temperature, Praia Seca photographs, Praia Seca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia Seca webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Praia Seca 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 Seca.