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

Overall: 3.5

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Galinhas Harbour Surf Guide

Galinhas Harbour in Pernambuco is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too.. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Galinhas Harbour Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galinhas Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Galinhas Harbour 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 Galinhas Harbour (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Galinhas Harbour 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 15% of the time in May while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
85%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Galinhas Harbour Location Map

Interactive Galinhas Harbour 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 Galinhas Harbour is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Galinhas Harbour is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 142 km (88 miles) away.

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Galinhas Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 00:52 Local Time
Tuesday 20
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 5
N 5
NW 5
E
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Swell History at Galinhas Harbour

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

Wind History at Galinhas Harbour

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Galinhas Harbour: