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Praia de Garopaba Surf Guide

Praia de Garopaba in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Praia de Garopaba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia de Garopaba:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Praia de Garopaba with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in January while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia de Garopaba Location Map

Interactive Praia de Garopaba 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 de Garopaba is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia de Garopaba is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Praia de Garopaba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 08:26 Local Time
Monday 08
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSE
1
SSE
1.1
SE
1.2
SSE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Praia de Garopaba

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

Wind History at Praia de Garopaba

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

Praia de Garopaba Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Paulo from Brazil
“Good waves on the right condictions.”

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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