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Camboinhas ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Camboinhas Surf Guide

Camboinhas in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded

Camboinhas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Camboinhas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Camboinhas occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Camboinhas 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 43% of the time in June while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Camboinhas Location Map

Interactive Camboinhas 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 Camboinhas is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Camboinhas is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Camboinhas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 16:25 Local Time
Saturday 10
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 20
ESE 20
E 15
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Camboinhas

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

Wind History at Camboinhas

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Camboinhas:

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.