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Prainha do Farol break guidePhoto by: poma

Prainha do Farol Surf Guide

Prainha do Farol in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here.

Prainha do Farol Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Prainha do Farol:

The best conditions reported for surf at Prainha do Farol 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 Prainha do Farol (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Prainha do Farol with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in May while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Prainha do Farol Location Map

Interactive Prainha do Farol 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 do Farol is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 107 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Prainha do Farol is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Prainha do Farol Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 04:01 Local Time
Thursday 09
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m)
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
Period (s) 12 12 13 12
Wind (km/h)
25
25
20
20
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Prainha do Farol

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

Wind History at Prainha do Farol

Wind stats for Prainha do Farol, 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 do Farol. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Prainha do Farol: