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Praia do Frances ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.7

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Praia do Frances Spot ID

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Praia do Frances

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 06:21 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNE 15
E 25
Wind State cross-

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Praia do Frances in Alagoas is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Marechal Deodoro, 9 km from Praia do Frances.

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At Maceio, 24 km from Praia do Frances.


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24.9 °C

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Praia do Frances is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Praia do Frances is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU), also in Brazil, 193 km (120 miles) away.
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