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Praia do Plaza ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Praia do Plaza break guide

Praia do Plaza Surf Guide

Praia do Plaza in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here.

Praia do Plaza Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Plaza:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Plaza occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Plaza with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 64% 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 Plaza Location Map

Interactive Praia do Plaza 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 Plaza is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT) in Brazil, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Praia do Plaza is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN), also in Brazil, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Praia do Plaza Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 03:38 Local Time
Wednesday 03
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
W 5
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Praia do Plaza

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

Wind History at Praia do Plaza

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

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