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

Overall: 3.0

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Ilha Do Pontal Surf Guide

Ilha Do Pontal in Rio de Janeiro Norte is a fairly exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach breaks are all lefts. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Ilha Do Pontal Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ilha Do Pontal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ilha Do Pontal occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ilha Do Pontal with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in October while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% 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 Ilha Do Pontal Location Map

Interactive Ilha Do Pontal 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 Do Pontal is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 120 km (75 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ilha Do Pontal is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 130 km (81 miles) away.

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Ilha Do Pontal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 00:35 Local Time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 16 16 15 7
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 25
SSW 25
SSW 30
Wind State off cross-
off off

Swell History at Ilha Do Pontal

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

Wind History at Ilha Do Pontal

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

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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.