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Genipabu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.1

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Genipabu break guide

Genipabu Surf Guide

Genipabu in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Genipabu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Genipabu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Genipabu occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Genipabu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in April while 80% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Genipabu Location Map

Interactive Genipabu 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 Genipabu is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Genipabu is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Genipabu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 23:45 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SSE 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Genipabu

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

Wind History at Genipabu

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

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