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Bambul Surf Guide

Bambul in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and isolation.

Bambul Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bambul:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bambul occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bambul with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bambul Location Map

Interactive Bambul 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 closest passenger airport to Bambul is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bambul is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Bambul Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 13:27 Local Time
Tuesday 17
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SSE
1.4
SW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 12 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
30
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Bambul

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

Wind History at Bambul

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bambul: