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Prainha ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.8

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Prainha Surf Guide

Prainha in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Sometimes crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Prainha Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Prainha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest 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 May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in May while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% 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).

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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 closest passenger airport to Prainha is Joinville Airport (JOI) in Brazil, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Prainha is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Prainha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 13:15 Local Time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
E 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Swell History at Prainha

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Wind History at Prainha

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