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Praia Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.7

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Praia Grande Surf Guide

Praia Grande in Espirito Santo is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Praia Grande Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Grande:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia Grande 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 27% of the time in April while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia Grande Location Map

Interactive Praia Grande 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 nearest passenger airport to Praia Grande is Goiabeiras (Vitoria) Airport (VIX) in Brazil, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia Grande is Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil, 225 km (140 miles) away.

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Praia Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 11:38 Local Time
Friday 14
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.0
SSE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
S 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Praia Grande

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

Wind History at Praia Grande

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

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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    26km away

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