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Tubao ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Tubao Surf Guide

Tubao in North Bahia is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

Tubao Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tubao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tubao occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tubao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in March while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tubao Location Map

Interactive Tubao 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 Tubao is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tubao is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 210 km (130 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tubao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 23:48 Local Time
Saturday 06
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.6
ESE
0.5
SSE
Period (s) 11 11 9 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
NNE 10
N 10
N
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Tubao

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

Wind History at Tubao

Wind stats for Tubao, 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 Tubao. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redSandbar/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tubao: