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Gamboa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Gamboa break guidePhoto by: Denilson Borba

Gamboa Surf Guide

Gamboa in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Gamboa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gamboa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gamboa occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gamboa 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 46% of the time in June while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gamboa Location Map

Interactive Gamboa 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 Gamboa is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gamboa is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Gamboa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 03:04 Local Time
Saturday 17
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NE
1.0
NE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NNW 10
SW 15
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Gamboa

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

Wind History at Gamboa

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
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    • Icon  s33.1
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

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