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

Overall: 3.3

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Gongaza Surf Guide

Gongaza in Sao Paulo is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips and pollution.

Gongaza Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gongaza:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gongaza with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in May while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gongaza Location Map

Interactive Gongaza 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 Gongaza is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ) in Brazil, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gongaza is Congonhas (Sao Paulo) Airport (CGH), also in Brazil, 50 km (31 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.
Gongaza Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 21:52 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 8 7
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NNE 10
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Gongaza

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

Wind History at Gongaza

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Gongaza:

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.