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Sao Jorge Surfing

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S?o Jorge is long (56km), thin (8km at widest point) and extremely steep (1053m at the central peak). Short, rocky platforms called ÔfajasÕ are the dominant coastal feature, formed by either lava flowing into the sea or piles of rocks that have fallen from the sheer cliffs that rise up to 400m in places. Of the 46 fajas (30 on the north coast) only 5 are ever surfed regularly by the locals. ThereÕs little need to explore further as there are more waves in a 3km stretch than the small population of locals can handle. Faja dos Cubres has been touted as PortugalÕs longest wave yet it must be in close competition for the leg-burner crown with the Faja da Caldeira do Santo Cristo when it links up from the tip of Feiticeiras to the tail of Lago do Linho. These fajas work in all size swells and break with power over the boulders. One feature of the islandÕs geology means a SW wind may be 35km/h on the south coast but accelerates over the mid island ridge and descends at almost double that speed on the north side. W-NW winds can follow the cliffs cross-shore and basically behave in an erratic way. Faja dos Vimes is the only regular south coast option when SW swells and N winds combine. Like its neighbours, SaoS?o Jorge is also a year-round proposition, handling the biggest winter swells but also picking up whatever is coming from the W to E swell window in summer. N winds are a bummer and exposes the islandÕs lack of options, but the Cubres/Sto Cristo area is often rideable in onshore conditions.
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Faja Dos Vimes Star Star Star 1.5ft 19secs 185° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 10
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SE - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Lago do Linho Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Boulders 30+
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NW - NE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Esquerda da Igreja Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Boulders 20
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W - N South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Feiticeiras Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 30+
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W - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Direita do Passe Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 20
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NW - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Faja do Belo Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Boulders 20
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W - N South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Faja dos Cubres Star 3ft 9secs 35° 2mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Boulders 20
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W - NE South Westerly All Tides