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Busca Vida break guide

Busca Vida Surf Guide

Busca Vida in North Bahia is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Busca Vida Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Busca Vida:

The best conditions reported for surf at Busca Vida occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Busca Vida 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 4% of the time in April while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% 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 Busca Vida Location Map

Interactive Busca Vida 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 Busca Vida is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Busca Vida is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU), also in Brazil, 213 km (132 miles) away.

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Busca Vida Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 11:33 Local Time
Sunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Busca Vida

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

Wind History at Busca Vida

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

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    • Icon  s33.3
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    42km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    43km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Busca Vida: