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Icarai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.9

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Icarai Surf Guide

Icarai in Ceara is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Often Crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Icarai Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Icarai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Icarai occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Icarai 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 12% of the time in April while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Icarai Location Map

Interactive Icarai 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 Icarai is Pinto Martins International (Fortaleza) Airport (FOR) in Brazil, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Icarai is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT), also in Brazil, 453 km (281 miles) away.

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Icarai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 07:12 Local Time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 6 6 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Icarai

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

Wind History at Icarai

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

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