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Barra Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Barra Beach Surf Guide

Barra Beach in Inhambane Province is a quite exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Barra Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barra Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barra Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Barra Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in April while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
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
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barra Beach Location Map

Interactive Barra Beach 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 Barra Beach is Inhambane Airport (INH) in Mozambique, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Barra Beach is Vilankulo (Vilankulu) Airport (VNX), also in Mozambique, 198 km (123 miles) away.

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Barra Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 16:04 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.9
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 20
ESE 15
E 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Barra Beach

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

Wind History at Barra Beach

Wind stats for Barra Beach, 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 Barra Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barra Beach: