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Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) Surf Guide

Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) in Rio de Janeiro Norte is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach break favours left handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips, locals.

Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) Spot Info

Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar):

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in September while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% 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).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) Location Map

Interactive Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) 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 Negra (Quebra Mar) is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 19:53 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar)

Surf stats for Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar)

Wind stats for Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar), 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 Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ponta Negra (Quebra Mar):