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

Overall: 2.3

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Ilha Surf Guide

Ilha in Sao Paulo is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips and pollution.

Ilha Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ilha:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ilha with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in May while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ilha Location Map

Interactive Ilha 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 Ilha is Santos Air Base Airport (SSZ) in Brazil, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ilha is Congonhas (Sao Paulo) Airport (CGH), also in Brazil, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Ilha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 02:10 Local Time
Tuesday 13
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Wave (m) 0.8
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0.6
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1.4
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Period (s) 6 7 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SW 10
SSW 15
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Swell History at Ilha

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

Wind History at Ilha

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Ilha:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.