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Praia Mole break guidePhoto by: Gvc Barbosa (negrão)

Praia Mole Surf Guide

Praia Mole in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Praia Mole Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Mole:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia Mole with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Mole Location Map

Interactive Praia Mole 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 Mole is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Mole is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Praia Mole Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 06:13 Local Time
Tuesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 12 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Praia Mole

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

Wind History at Praia Mole

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

Praia Mole Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ricardo Nalon from Brazil
“boas ondas com ondulação de norte e leste e as vezes de sudeste mas não segura muito ondas com mais de 10 , 12 pés.
local do pico o mais encostado na pedra possível quando está encaixado com 4 a 6 pés.
sou kneeboarder... único no local e mesmo cinquentão pego altas ali...”

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    • Icon beachBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

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