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Praia Brava break guidePhoto by: Alejandro Brave

Praia Brava Surf Guide

Praia Brava in Florianópolis is a sandbar break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

Praia Brava Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Brava:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia Brava occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Praia Brava with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% 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 Brava Location Map

Interactive Praia Brava 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 Brava is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Praia Brava Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 06:42 Local Time
Tuesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Praia Brava

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

Wind History at Praia Brava

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

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