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

Overall: 3.2

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Galheta Surf Guide

Galheta in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Galheta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galheta:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Galheta 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 30% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Galheta Location Map

Interactive Galheta 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 Galheta is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Galheta is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 83 km (52 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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.
Galheta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 08:29 Local Time
Saturday 10
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
SE
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Galheta

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

Wind History at Galheta

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Galheta:

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.