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Praia do Frances ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.7

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Praia do Frances Surf Guide

Praia do Frances in Alagoas is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Praia do Frances Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Frances:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Frances occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Frances 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 10% of the time in May while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
64%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
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 Frances Location Map

Interactive Praia do Frances 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 Frances is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Frances is Santa Maria (Aracaju) Airport (AJU), also in Brazil, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Praia do Frances Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 03:16 Local Time
Sunday 16
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
1.1
ESE
0.5
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 10 7 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 15
SE 15
SE
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Swell History at Praia do Frances

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

Wind History at Praia do Frances

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

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