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Praia Brava ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.4

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Praia Brava break guide

Praia Brava Surf Guide

Praia Brava in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Praia Brava Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.9°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:
Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Praia Brava sea temperature, Praia Brava photographs, Praia Brava detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Praia Brava webcams, current wind from Santa Catarina - Norte live weather stations and Praia Brava tide predictions. The Brazil swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Brazil and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Brazil wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Praia Brava

Praia Brava Surf:

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 09:40 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
S 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Balneario Camboriu, 5 km from Praia Brava.

IS AT (local time)

Praia Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Navegantes, 7 km from Praia Brava.

light winds from the W

Mist dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Praia Brava

Overall Praia Brava Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Praia Brava: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Praia Brava: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Praia Brava Location Maps

Praia Brava Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Santa Catarina - Norte surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Praia Brava

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Praia Brava:

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Wave buoys nearest to Praia Brava:

Tide stations nearest to Praia Brava:

  • Closest tide station
    Balneario Camboriu
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Porto Belo
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    21 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Praia Brava is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT) in Brazil, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Joinville Airport (JOI), also in Brazil, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Afonso Pena (Curitiba) Airport (CWB) in Brazil is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Bacacheri (Curitiba) Airport (BFH), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Praia Brava and is 180 km (112 miles) away.
Praia Brava break location map and break info