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Guarda do Embau ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.7

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Guarda do Embau break guidePhoto by: Fabiano

Guarda do Embau Surf Guide

Guarda do Embau in Santa Caterina is an exposed river break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the river tend to peel to the left. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Guarda do Embau Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guarda do Embau:

The best conditions reported for surf at Guarda do Embau occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Guarda do Embau with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in June while 53% 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
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
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 Guarda do Embau Location Map

Interactive Guarda do Embau 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 Guarda do Embau is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Guarda do Embau is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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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.
Guarda do Embau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 19:06 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.2
NE
1.3
NNE
1.2
NE
0.8
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NNW 10
SW 25
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

What does Guarda do Embau look like?

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Swell History at Guarda do Embau

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

Wind History at Guarda do Embau

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
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    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Guarda do Embau:

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.