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Praia Preta ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Praia Preta Surf Guide

Praia Preta in Sao Paulo is a sheltered beach and point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include .

Praia Preta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Preta:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Praia Preta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia Preta Location Map

Interactive Praia Preta 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 Preta is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ) in Brazil, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia Preta is Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK), also in Brazil, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Praia Preta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 16:19 Local Time
Sunday 11
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
SE
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SE 5
NE 10
N
Wind State cross cross-
off
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Swell History at Praia Preta

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

Wind History at Praia Preta

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia Preta:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.