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Praia de Palmas break guidePhoto by: Ramon Farias

Praia de Palmas Surf Guide

Palmas in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Praia de Palmas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia de Palmas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia de Palmas occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia de Palmas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in March while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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).
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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 Praia de Palmas 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 Palmas is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palmas is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Praia de Palmas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 11:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 10 4 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Praia de Palmas

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

Wind History at Praia de Palmas

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

Praia de Palmas Reviews:

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Leandro Marques from Brazil
“Praia de Palmas está fechada para surf de 1/maio a 15/junho (2016) pelos pescadores devido período de Pesca da Tainha.”

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