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Ponta Do Rapa Surf Guide

Ponta Do Rapa in Florianópolis is a reasonably exposed reef break. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips, rocks.

Ponta Do Rapa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta Do Rapa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ponta Do Rapa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in November while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ponta Do Rapa Location Map

Interactive Ponta Do Rapa 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 Ponta Do Rapa is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ponta Do Rapa is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Ponta Do Rapa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 06:36 Local Time
Tuesday 05
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
0.5
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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Period (s) 10 12 12 13
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
10
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ponta Do Rapa

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

Wind History at Ponta Do Rapa

Wind stats for Ponta Do Rapa, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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