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Tabatinga break guidePhoto by: MAX BRENO

Tabatinga Surf Guide

Tabatinga in Rio Grande Do Norte is an exposed beach and point break that is usually a safe bet The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Tabatinga Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tabatinga:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tabatinga with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in April while 82% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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 Tabatinga Location Map

Interactive Tabatinga 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 Tabatinga is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT) in Brazil, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tabatinga is Intl. Pres. Castro Pinto (Joao Pessoa) Airport (JPA), also in Brazil, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Tabatinga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 19:25 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Tabatinga

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

Wind History at Tabatinga

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

Tabatinga Reviews:

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Based on 9 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.1
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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sergio from Brazil
“Ótimo lugar para um treino diário, não havendo crownd durante a semana, nos fins de semana fica um pouco cheio mas dá pra surfar bem, já que a praia conta com boa extensão e ondas por ela toda.”

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    • Icon  s32.5
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redRivermouth/reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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