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Sao Jose do Norte ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Sao Jose do Norte break guide

Sao Jose do Norte Surf Guide

Sao Jose do Norte in Rio Grande Do Sul is an exposed beach/jetty break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for rips and currents.

Sao Jose do Norte Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sao Jose do Norte:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sao Jose do Norte occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sao Jose do Norte with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% 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 Jose do Norte Location Map

Interactive Sao Jose do Norte 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 Jose do Norte is Rio Grande Airport (RIG) in Brazil, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sao Jose do Norte is Pelotas Airport (PET), also in Brazil, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Sao Jose do Norte Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 23:25 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
NE 25
NE 30
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Swell History at Sao Jose do Norte

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

Wind History at Sao Jose do Norte

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

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