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Capao da Canoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.9

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Capao da Canoa break guidePhoto by: Luis Vescovi

Capao da Canoa Surf Guide

Capao da Canoa in Rio Grande Do Sul is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks,currents.

Capao da Canoa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Capao da Canoa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Capao da Canoa 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 33% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Capao da Canoa Location Map

Interactive Capao da Canoa 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 Capao da Canoa is Salgado Filho (Porto Alegre) Airport (POA) in Brazil, which is 122 km (76 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Capao da Canoa is Campo Dos Bugres (Caxias Do Sul) Airport (CXJ), also in Brazil, 130 km (81 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.
Capao da Canoa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 21:10 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.2
ENE
1.0
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
N 30
SSW 30
SW 25
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Capao da Canoa

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

Wind History at Capao da Canoa

Wind stats for Capao da Canoa, 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 Capao da Canoa. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    26km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Capao da Canoa:

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.