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Praia da Baleia Surf Guide

Praia da Baleia in Sao Paulo is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here.. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Praia da Baleia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia da Baleia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia da Baleia occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia da Baleia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in May while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia da Baleia Location Map

Interactive Praia da Baleia 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 da Baleia is Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK) in Brazil, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia da Baleia is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ), also in Brazil, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Praia da Baleia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 04:58 Local Time
Friday 20
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
2.4
S
2.4
S
2.3
S
2.2
S
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Praia da Baleia

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

Wind History at Praia da Baleia

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

Praia da Baleia Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 11 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.9
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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jay from Brazil
“Nice wave will stay in shape up to about ten foot, long walling rides with barrel section on the inside. Most suitable for longboards. On it's good days an excellent wave. Lots of kooks in the water on holidays. Respect the older locals on Mals: many of them train together at the local Ju Jittsu schools and you are likely to get your ass kicked if you don't show respect. Generally a good vibe in the water. Probably one of the most beautiful surf spots on one of the most expensive beaches in the area. Very safe to park your car as the whole area has private security.”

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away

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