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Praia do Pontal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Praia do Pontal Surf Guide

Praia do Pontal in Alagoas is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Praia do Pontal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Pontal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Pontal 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 Pontal (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Pontal 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 21% of the time in May while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
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 Pontal Location Map

Interactive Praia do Pontal 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 Pontal is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Pontal is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC), also in Brazil, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Praia do Pontal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 02:55 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 Pontal

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

Wind History at Praia do Pontal

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

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