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Matadeiro ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Matadeiro break guidePhoto by: Krone

Matadeiro Surf Guide

Matadeiro in Santa Caterina is a fairly exposed river break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The river breaks are all lefts. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Matadeiro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.9°C

Surfing Matadeiro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Matadeiro sea temperature, Matadeiro photographs, Matadeiro detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matadeiro webcams, current wind from Santa Catarina - Florianópolis live weather stations and Matadeiro tide predictions. The Brazil swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Brazil and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Brazil wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Matadeiro

Matadeiro Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 05:04 Local time
Monday 01
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - 9
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Armacao, 1 km from Matadeiro.

IS AT (local time)

Matadeiro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Florianopolis Airport, 9 km from Matadeiro.

light winds from the SSE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Matadeiro

Overall Matadeiro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

Surf stats for Matadeiro: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Matadeiro: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Back wash Matadiero, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Scott Bell

Gone fishing, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Scott Bell

Heavy lip, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Roger James

on the rocks, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Scott Bell, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Fabiano

respect locals, Matadeiro photo


Photo credit: Krone

Matadeiro Location Maps

Matadeiro Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Santa Catarina - Florianópolis surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Matadeiro

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Matadeiro:

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Wave buoys nearest to Matadeiro:

Tide stations nearest to Matadeiro:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Sao José
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    35 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Matadeiro is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matadeiro is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Joinville Airport (JOI), also in Brazil, 172 km (107 miles) away.
Matadeiro break location map and break info