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Joaquina ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.3

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Joaquina break guidePhoto by: Anacleto Junior

Joaquina Surf Guide

Joaquina in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Joaquina Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Joaquina:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Joaquina with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Joaquina Location Map

Interactive Joaquina 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 Joaquina is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Joaquina is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Joaquina Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 03:13 Local Time
WedThu
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SE
0.8
SE
1.0
ESE
0.8
E
Period (s) 4 4 5 5
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SE 10
ESE 10
ESE
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Swell History at Joaquina

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

Wind History at Joaquina

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Joaquina. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Joaquina: