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Barra da Lagoa Surf Guide

Barra da Lagoa in Florianópolis is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the west southwest with some shelter here from east southeast winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Hazards include localism.

Barra da Lagoa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barra da Lagoa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barra da Lagoa occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Barra da Lagoa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% 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 Barra da Lagoa Location Map

Interactive Barra da Lagoa 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 Barra da Lagoa is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barra da Lagoa is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Barra da Lagoa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 06:06 Local Time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 -
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Barra da Lagoa

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

Wind History at Barra da Lagoa

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
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    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
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    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barra da Lagoa: