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

Overall: 3.5

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Farol Surf Guide

Farol in North Bahia is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, rips ,etc.

Farol Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Farol:

The best conditions reported for surf at Farol occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Farol with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in March while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Farol Location Map

Interactive Farol 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 Farol is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Farol is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 219 km (136 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Farol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 16:39 Local Time
SatSun
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
1.3
SSE
Period (s) 9 8 8 5
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 30
SSE 30
SSE 30
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Farol

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

Wind History at Farol

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Farol: