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Caldeirao ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Caldeirao Surf Guide

Caldeirao in Florianópolis is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks consists of lefts. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks.

Caldeirao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caldeirao:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caldeirao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in July while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caldeirao Location Map

Interactive Caldeirao 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 Caldeirao is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caldeirao is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Caldeirao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 02:56 Local Time
Sunday 18
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.7
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
S 10
SSW 15
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Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Caldeirao

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

Wind History at Caldeirao

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Caldeirao: