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

Overall: 3.2

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Isla San Jose Surf Guide

Isla San Jose in Fernando do Noronha is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety.. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of urchins, rocks and sharks.

Isla San Jose Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isla San Jose:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Isla San Jose with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in February while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Isla San Jose Location Map

Interactive Isla San Jose 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 Isla San Jose is Fernando De Noronha Airport (FEN) in Brazil, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Isla San Jose is Augusto Severo (Natal) Airport (NAT), also in Brazil, 391 km (243 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.
Isla San Jose Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 01:43 Local Time
Tuesday 13
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.0
N
1.0
N
0.9
NNE
1.0
N
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Isla San Jose

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

Wind History at Isla San Jose

Wind stats for Isla San Jose, 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 Isla San Jose. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Isla San Jose:

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.