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

Overall: 3.2

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Imbacai Surf Guide

Imbacai in North Bahia is an exposed point/rivermouth break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Imbacai Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/rivermouthIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Imbacai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Imbacai occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Imbacai with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in May while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Imbacai Location Map

Interactive Imbacai 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 Imbacai is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Imbacai is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU), also in Brazil, 171 km (106 miles) away.

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Imbacai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 11:42 Local Time
Sunday 16
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.2
S
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 6 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Imbacai

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

Wind History at Imbacai

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

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    • Icon  s44.0
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    30km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    42km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    57km away

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