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Prainha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 3.1

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Prainha break guidePhoto by: Marcelo

Prainha Surf Guide

Prainha in South Bahia is an exposed beach and point break that has reliable surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there is also a left hand point break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Prainha Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Prainha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Prainha occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Prainha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in April while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Prainha Location Map

Interactive Prainha 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 Prainha is Ilheus Airport (IOS) in Brazil, which is 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Prainha is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 169 km (105 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Prainha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 22:56 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
S 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Prainha

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

Wind History at Prainha

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Prainha. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

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