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Salgema ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Salgema Surf Guide

Salgema in Alagoas is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Water quality is rather poor here.

Salgema Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salgema:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salgema 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 Salgema (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Salgema 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 Salgema Location Map

Interactive Salgema 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 Salgema is Zumbi Dos Palmares (Maceio) Airport (MCZ) in Brazil, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salgema is Guararapes (Recife) Airport (REC), also in Brazil, 194 km (120 miles) away.

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Salgema Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 22:01 Local Time
WedThu
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.5
ESE
0.3
S
0.4
S
0.4
SSE
Period (s) 8 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 10
SE 5
SE
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Swell History at Salgema

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

Wind History at Salgema

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

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