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Marlin ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Surf Report Feed

Marlin Surf Guide

Marlin in North Bahia is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Marlin Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marlin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marlin occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Marlin 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 6% of the time in May while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Marlin Location Map

Interactive Marlin 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 Marlin is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU) in Brazil, which is 104 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Marlin is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Marlin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 08:01 Local Time
Friday 14
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
Period (s) 6 6 7 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Marlin

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

Wind History at Marlin

Wind stats for Marlin, 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 Marlin. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    37km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    57km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    66km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    77km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: consistent
    79km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Marlin: