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Picao (Baia Formosa) Surf Guide

Picao in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rocks,.

Picao (Baia Formosa) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Picao (Baia Formosa):

The best conditions reported for surf at Picao (Baia Formosa) occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Picao (Baia Formosa) 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 23% of the time in May while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Picao (Baia Formosa) Location Map

Interactive Picao (Baia Formosa) 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 Picao is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Picao is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 139 km (86 miles) away.

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Picao (Baia Formosa) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 September 2022, 07:26 Local Time
Monday 26
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
1.2
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
20
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Picao (Baia Formosa)

Surf stats for Picao (Baia Formosa), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Picao (Baia Formosa)

Wind stats for Picao (Baia Formosa), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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