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Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) break guidePhoto by: Lucas Rosa

Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) Surf Guide

Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for - Rocks - Localism.

Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande):

The best conditions reported for surf at Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) 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 41% of the time in June while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
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
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) Location Map

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Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 00:06 Local Time
Monday 10
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
S
1.5
S
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
NE 15
NE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande)

Surf stats for Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande)

Wind stats for Lopes Mendes (Ilha Grande), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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