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Imposivel Surf Guide

Imposivel in Pernambuco is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Imposivel Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Imposivel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Imposivel 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 Imposivel (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Imposivel 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 15% of the time in May while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
85%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Imposivel Location Map

Interactive Imposivel 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 Imposivel is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Imposivel is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 131 km (81 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Imposivel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 5 December 2021, 23:10 Local Time
Monday 06
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m)
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Imposivel

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

Wind History at Imposivel

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

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