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Barre da Una Surf Guide

Barre da Una in Sao Paulo is a sheltered river break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The river breaks favour lefts. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Barre da Una Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barre da Una:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barre da Una occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barre da Una with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% 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).

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Interactive Barre da Una 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 Barre da Una is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ) in Brazil, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barre da Una is Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK), also in Brazil, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Barre da Una Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Barre da Una

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

Wind History at Barre da Una

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

Barre da Una Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
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Jefferson from Brazil
“Barra do Una wave is moody. It has two type of waves, a beach-break in the middle/right side of the beach, that works consistently, and a super-rare river-mouth left that starts working only with 5-6 feet. The beach-break is hollow and fast, providing tubes, a fairly consistent and powerful wave. The river-mouth is a little mushy when it breaks, making paddling difficult. However when it's working it's a long and playful wave, of almost 100-150 meters, which gets hollow in the end providing tube riding. Only locals and knowers surf in this spot. Watch out for the backwash!”

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