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Santinho break guidePhoto by: Gilberto Santoro Gomes

Santinho Surf Guide

Santinho in Santa Caterina is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of urchins, rips and rocks.

Santinho Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santinho:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santinho with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in June while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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 Santinho Location Map

Interactive Santinho 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 Santinho is Hercilio Luz (Florianopolis) Airport (FLN) in Brazil, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Santinho is Navegantes Itajai Airport (NVT), also in Brazil, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Santinho Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 06:32 Local Time
Tuesday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 12 12 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Santinho

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

Wind History at Santinho

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

Santinho Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.8
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.3
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Nez from Brazil
“Santinho is a great break with easy access by paved parking area in the South or park near the sand dunes in the North.

BTW Surf-Forecast your data for the direction the beach faces and the best wind is incorrect for this beach. You better reset your compass or look at google maps.

[Editors comments: fixed in database]”

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