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Ponta da Pinheira Surf Guide

Ponta da Pinheira in Santa Caterina is an exposed point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Ponta da Pinheira Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta da Pinheira:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta da Pinheira occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ponta da Pinheira 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 24% of the time in September while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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 da Pinheira Location Map

Interactive Ponta da Pinheira 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 da Pinheira is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ponta da Pinheira is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Ponta da Pinheira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 20 August 2022, 00:32 Local Time
Saturday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 11 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off glass

Swell History at Ponta da Pinheira

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

Wind History at Ponta da Pinheira

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

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