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Maresias Surf Guide

Maresias in Sao Paulo is an exposed beach break that is often working. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north with some shelter here from east winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Maresias Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Maresias:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Maresias 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 38% of the time in May while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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).

Explore Maresias Location Map

Interactive Maresias 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 Maresias is Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK) in Brazil, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Maresias is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ), also in Brazil, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Maresias Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 1 July 2022, 13:07 Local Time
Friday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Maresias

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

Wind History at Maresias

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

Maresias Reviews:

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Based on 15 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.9
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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jay from Australia
“On its day Maresias is a great break: good wedge going right at the headland, south end. If it's good it's got quiet a few good peaks along the beach. Some great local surfers. Gets crowded with kooks from Sao Paulo and also good surfers who come from Guaruja. Get up early and do the dawn patrol, because these Brazillians don't know how to get out of bed before 8.30. Usually a friendly vibe in the water and the beach is very safe. Other good breaks further South Cambury has good waves at either end and Balea has a good peeling wave that appeals to longboarders. These beaches all only hold around 8ft occasionally more depending on the sand. Buy your surf gear in Boicucanga at Ruda surf they have good prices compared to the more exclusive beaches.”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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