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Ponta Negra break guide

Ponta Negra Surf Guide

Ponta Negra in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Ponta Negra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta Negra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta Negra occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ponta Negra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in April while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
87%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
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 Location Map

Interactive Ponta Negra 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 Ponta Negra is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ponta Negra is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 174 km (108 miles) away.

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Ponta Negra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 September 2022, 06:13 Local Time
Monday 26
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.7
ESE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
20
25
25
25
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ponta Negra

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

Wind History at Ponta Negra

Wind stats for Ponta Negra, 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. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ponta Negra: