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Praia Branca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.8

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Praia Branca Surf Guide

Praia Branca in Sao Paulo is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Praia Branca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Branca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia Branca occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia Branca with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in May while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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 Praia Branca Location Map

Interactive Praia Branca 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 Praia Branca is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ) in Brazil, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Branca is Guarulhos (Sao Paulo) Airport (GRU), also in Brazil, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Praia Branca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:27 Local Time
Thursday 25
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 9 4 8 12
Wind (km/h) 5
N 0
NE 10
E 10
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Swell History at Praia Branca

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

Wind History at Praia Branca

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

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