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Alex ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Alex Surf Guide

Alex in North Bahia is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Alex Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alex:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alex occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alex (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Alex with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in March while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alex Location Map

Interactive Alex surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Alex is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Alex is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 215 km (134 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Alex Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 07:28 Local Time
Monday 19
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 5
NNW 5
ESE 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
off glass cross-
on

Swell History at Alex

Surf stats for Alex, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alex

Wind stats for Alex, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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