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Prainha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Prainha Spot ID

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Prainha

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Sunday, 23 September 2018, 14:39 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
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Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
ESE 10
E 10
ENE
Wind State cross-
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Prainha in Rio de Janeiro is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism, rips.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Praia da Macumba, 3 km from Prainha.

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Prainha Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rio DE Janeiro -Marambaia, 10 km from Prainha.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Prainha

Overall Prainha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Prainha is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Prainha is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF) in Brazil is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Prainha and is 242 km (150 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Prainha, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Prainha sea temperature, Prainha photographs, Prainha detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Prainha webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Prainha 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 Prainha.