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Fernando de Noronha Surfing

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Looking at the location of Fernando do Noronha on a map, you will probably be surprised to find that the islands? main source of swell is not from the S like most of Brazil, but from the N Atlantic lows that provide Europe with it's surf. How the swells make it the thousands of miles south is a bit of a mystery - the most likely scenario is that they are pushed along by favourable winds and ocean currents. The island has had a colourful recent history, having been used as a battlefield, jail, air base and weather station. It has now become a tourist heaven for divers and surfers. It is never under 2ft during Dec-Feb, and swells last for 5-6 days. Like Hawaii, the island is the summit of a huge underwater volcano, rising 4.3km (2.7mi) from the ocean floor. The surrounding deep water and lack of continental shelf allows the swells to hit with unimpeded speed and power. It also causes the waves to jack up in size. The W side of the island is too mountainous for any surf, whereas the E side has perfect topography. The steeply sloping beaches make for some fast barrels, which tend toward the straighthander category, but are perfectly suited to bodyboarders.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
25 - 30°C
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24 - 29°C
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23 - 28°C
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22 - 27°C
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23 - 28°C
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24 - 29°C
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+ Powerful tubing reefbreaks and beachbreaks
+ Consistently offshore
+ Untouched, wild environment
+ Peaceful island vibe
- Short surf season
- Difficult access
- Very expensive living costs
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cacimba do Padre Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 15
3
NW - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Boldró Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
3
NW - NE South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Abras Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 14secs 195° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
5
NW - NE Southerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Baia da Rata Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
4
NW - N Southerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Boboca Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 12
5
NW - N South Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Conceição Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
NW - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Meio Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
3
NW - NE Southerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon São José Star 2.5ft 8secs 2° 11mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
5
NW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide