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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: 20.4 °C

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 09:36 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.0
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Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
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ESE 15
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Wind State cross-
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Prainha in Rio de Janeiro is a fairly 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. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. 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/Jacarepagua Airport, 16 km from Prainha.

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Current weather near Prainha

Overall Prainha Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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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.