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Sao Jose ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Sao Jose Surf Guide

Sao Jose in South Bahia is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Sao Jose Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sao Jose:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sao Jose with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in April while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
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 Location Map

Interactive Sao 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 Sao Jose is Ilheus Airport (IOS) in Brazil, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sao Jose is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA), also in Brazil, 170 km (106 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Sao Jose Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 17:53 Local Time
MonTue
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.5
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Sao Jose

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

Wind History at Sao Jose

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

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