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Pico da Barra ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Pico da Barra Surf Guide

Pico da Barra in Alagoas is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Pico da Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pico da Barra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pico da Barra 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 Pico da Barra (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Pico da Barra 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 21% of the time in May while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pico da Barra Location Map

Interactive Pico da Barra 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 Pico da Barra is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pico da Barra is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC), also in Brazil, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Pico da Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 23:23 Local Time
Friday 23
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NE 10
NE 10
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Pico da Barra

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

Wind History at Pico da Barra

Wind stats for Pico da Barra, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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