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Madeiro break guidePhoto by: surf camp pipa

Madeiro Surf Guide

Madeiro in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Madeiro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Madeiro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Madeiro occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Madeiro 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 11% of the time in May while 86% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
86%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Madeiro Location Map

Interactive Madeiro 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 Madeiro is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Madeiro is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 148 km (92 miles) away.

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Madeiro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 September 2022, 05:47 Local Time
Monday 26
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
1.2
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
20
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross

Swell History at Madeiro

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

Wind History at Madeiro

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Madeiro: