uk es it fr pt nl
Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Norte Surf Guide

Norte in South Bahia is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks and rips.

Norte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Norte occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Norte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in April while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Norte Location Map

Interactive Norte 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 Norte is Ilheus Airport (IOS) in Brazil, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Norte is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 206 km (128 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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.
Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 18:42 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.6
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 5 5 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 10
SSE 10
S 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Norte

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

Wind History at Norte

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    26km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Norte: