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Praia do Forte ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.0

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Praia do Forte Surf Guide

Praia do Forte in North Bahia is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and coral.

Praia do Forte Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Forte:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Forte 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 4% of the time in May while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
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 nearest passenger airport to Praia do Forte is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Forte is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU), also in Brazil, 182 km (113 miles) away.

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Praia do Forte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 02:18 Local Time
Monday 10
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSE
1.9
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
Period (s) 6 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 25
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    41km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    46km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Praia do Forte: