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Ribanceira ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ribanceira Surf Guide

Ribanceira in Santa Caterina is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach are mainly rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ribanceira Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ribanceira:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ribanceira occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ribanceira with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in August while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 86% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
86%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ribanceira Location Map

Interactive Ribanceira 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 Ribanceira is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ribanceira is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 145 km (90 miles) away.

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Ribanceira Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 13:36 Local Time
Friday 26
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 0.9
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.7
SSE
Period (s) 11 11 11 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
SE 10
SE 10
SE
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Swell History at Ribanceira

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

Wind History at Ribanceira

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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