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Praia Brava Surf Guide

Praia Brava in Parana is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and crowds.

Praia Brava Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Brava:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia Brava 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 Brava (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia Brava with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in May while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
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 Joinville Airport (JOI) in Brazil, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Brava is Afonso Pena (Curitiba) Airport (CWB), also in Brazil, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Praia Brava Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 04:27 Local Time
Tuesday 05
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
10
Wind State cross-
off
off glass 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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Praia Brava. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia Brava: