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Porto de Galinhas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Porto de Galinhas Surf Guide

Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Porto de Galinhas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porto de Galinhas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porto de Galinhas occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Porto de Galinhas (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Porto de Galinhas 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 6% of the time in April while 69% 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
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
69%
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 Porto de Galinhas Location Map

Interactive Porto de Galinhas 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 Porto de Galinhas is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC) in Brazil, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porto de Galinhas is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ), also in Brazil, 142 km (88 miles) away.

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Porto de Galinhas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 30 November 2020, 23:11 Local Time
Tuesday 01
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SE
1.4
SE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SE 10
SE 20
ESE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Porto de Galinhas

Surf stats for Porto de Galinhas, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Porto de Galinhas

Wind stats for Porto de Galinhas, 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 Porto de Galinhas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

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