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Barra Vento ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Barra Vento Surf Guide

Barra Vento in North Bahia is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Barra Vento Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barra Vento:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Barra Vento 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 13% of the time in March while 29% 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
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
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 Barra Vento Location Map

Interactive Barra Vento 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 Vento is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Barra Vento is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 208 km (129 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Barra Vento Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 06:45 Local Time
Friday 07
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
E 15
SE 15
SE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Barra Vento

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

Wind History at Barra Vento

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barra Vento: