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Boca da Barra ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Boca da Barra Surf Guide

Boca da Barra in South Bahia is an exposed river break that has dependable surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The river breaks peel to the right. Sometimes crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Boca da Barra Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boca da Barra:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Boca da Barra 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 40% of the time in April while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Boca da Barra Location Map

Interactive Boca da Barra 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 Boca da Barra is Ilheus Airport (IOS) in Brazil, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Boca da Barra is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Boca da Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 01:10 Local Time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SW 5
Wind State cross cross-
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Swell History at Boca da Barra

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

Wind History at Boca da Barra

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

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