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Guaratuba ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.1

Overall: 3.3

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Guaratuba break guide

Guaratuba Surf Guide

Guaratuba in Parana is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Guaratuba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guaratuba:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Guaratuba 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 12% of the time in May while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Guaratuba Location Map

Interactive Guaratuba 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 Guaratuba is Joinville Airport (JOI) in Brazil, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Guaratuba is Afonso Pena (Curitiba) Airport (CWB), also in Brazil, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Guaratuba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 07:32 Local Time
Thursday 22
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.7
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSW 10
S 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Guaratuba

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

Wind History at Guaratuba

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

Guaratuba Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 11 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.1
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bruno Carneiro from Brazil
“As informações do pico estão erradas!
O melhor swell para guaratuba é de leste não sul!
E vento oeste é terral!

[Editor replies: Thank you. I have corrected this]”

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    Reliability: very consistent
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