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Sao Joao ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.5

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Sao Joao Surf Guide

Sao Joao in Lisbon is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rocks,.

Sao Joao Spot Info

Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sao Joao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sao Joao occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sao Joao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in December while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Sao Joao Location Map

Interactive Sao Joao 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 Sao Joao is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sao Joao is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 214 km (133 miles) away.

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Sao Joao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 02:50 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
WNW 15
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Sao Joao

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

Wind History at Sao Joao

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

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