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

Overall: 3.2

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Garca Torta Surf Guide

Garca Torta in Alagoas is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Surfable in an onshore breeze Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Garca Torta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garca Torta:

The best conditions reported for surf at Garca Torta occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Garca Torta 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 21% of the time in May while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Garca Torta Location Map

Interactive Garca Torta 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 Garca Torta is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Garca Torta is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC), also in Brazil, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Garca Torta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 00:51 Local Time
Tuesday 13
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SE
0.8
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 5
E 0
ENE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Garca Torta

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

Wind History at Garca Torta

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

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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.