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Buraco break guidePhoto by: Gabriel

Buraco Surf Guide

Buraco in Luanda is a quite exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Rarely crowded here. Sharks have been reported here.

Buraco Spot Info

Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Buraco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Buraco occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Buraco 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 42% of the time in June while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% 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 Buraco Location Map

Interactive Buraco 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 Buraco is Luanda 4 De Fevereiro Airport (LAD) in Angola, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Buraco is Porto Amboim Airport (PBN), also in Angola, 206 km (128 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Buraco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 20:09 Local Time
SunMonday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Buraco

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

Wind History at Buraco

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    40km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Buraco: