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Barrinha ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Barrinha Surf Guide

Barrinha in Rio de Janeiro Norte is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and pollution.

Barrinha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barrinha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barrinha 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 Barrinha (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barrinha 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 32% of the time in June while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barrinha Location Map

Interactive Barrinha 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 Barrinha is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barrinha is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Barrinha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 21:27 Local Time
WedThu
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.4
SE
1.8
S
Period (s) 9 9 12 6
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
WSW 20
WSW 30
S
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Barrinha

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

Wind History at Barrinha

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

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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

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