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Cachimbinha ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Cachimbinha break guidePhoto by: Alfonso Pillado

Cachimbinha Surf Guide

Cachimbinha in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is right hand reef break too.. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Cachimbinha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cachimbinha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cachimbinha occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cachimbinha 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 6% of the time in April while 86% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
86%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cachimbinha Location Map

Interactive Cachimbinha 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 Cachimbinha is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cachimbinha is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 149 km (93 miles) away.

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Cachimbinha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 18:29 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 15
SE 10
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Cachimbinha

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

Wind History at Cachimbinha

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.