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Cupe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cupe break guidePhoto by: danielwebber82

Cupe Surf Guide

Cupe in Pernambuco is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Cupe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cupe:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cupe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in May while 88% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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
88%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cupe Location Map

Interactive Cupe 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 Cupe is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cupe is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 146 km (91 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.
Cupe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 05:29 Local Time
Tuesday 13
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
ESE 15
ESE 10
ESE
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What does Cupe look like?

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Swell History at Cupe

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

Wind History at Cupe

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Cupe:

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.