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Baia da Rata Surf Guide

Baia da Rata in Fernando do Noronha is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Baia da Rata Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Baia da Rata:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Baia da Rata with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Baia da Rata Location Map

Interactive Baia da Rata 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 Baia da Rata is Fernando De Noronha Airport (FEN) in Brazil, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Baia da Rata is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT), also in Brazil, 393 km (244 miles) away.

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Baia da Rata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 18:04 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Baia da Rata

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

Wind History at Baia da Rata

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Baia da Rata. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
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    Reliability: consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Baia da Rata: