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

Overall: 3.2

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Farol da Barra break guidePhoto by: danielwebber82

Farol da Barra Surf Guide

Farol da Barra in North Bahia is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south.The waves is a point break that peels left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Farol da Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Farol da Barra:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Farol da Barra 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 21% of the time in March while 72% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
72%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Farol da Barra Location Map

Interactive Farol da Barra 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 da Barra is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Farol da Barra is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 208 km (129 miles) away.

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Farol da Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 17:42 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SE
1.7
SSE
2.2
SSE
2.5
SSE
Period (s) 6 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 40
SSE 40
SSE 40
SSE
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Swell History at Farol da Barra

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

Wind History at Farol da Barra

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

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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

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