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Maimba ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Maimba Surf Guide

Maimba in Espirito Santo is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Maimba Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maimba:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Maimba 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 12% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Maimba 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 Maimba is Goiabeiras (Vitoria) Airport (VIX) in Brazil, which is 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Maimba is Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Maimba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:41 Local Time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 12 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSE 10
S 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Maimba

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

Wind History at Maimba

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

Maimba Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Nayham from Brazil
“Excelente esquerdas pesadas e por vezes tubulares com a ondulação certa.
Pico raso, não permitindo se dar ao luxo de errar o drop, principalmente com a maré baixa e em dias grandes.

Excellent heavy and sometimes tubular lefts with the right swell.
Don't miss the drop, especially at low tide and on big days.”

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