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Praia do Forte Surf Guide

Praia do Forte in Florianópolis is a very sheltered point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest with some shelter here from east winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no point break. Watch out for rips, rocks.

Praia do Forte Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Forte:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Forte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while -1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 101% 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 do Forte Location Map

Interactive Praia do Forte 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 do Forte is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia do Forte is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Praia do Forte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 06:33 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
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Swell History at Praia do Forte

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

Wind History at Praia do Forte

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

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