About Jobos

Jobos is one of PR's best-known breaks and is the de facto Surf Pueblo for the North Coast. The main wave breaks right next to a small rock headland at the east end of the beach and pinwheels into a broad, sandy bay. It actually looks like a pointbreak because it's so down-the-line and racy, but like almost every other wave in Puerto Rico, it's really a reefbreak. Locals take off as close to the rock as possible, making it difficult for others to actually get a wave. Jobos also happens to be one of PR's most consistently rideable waves, as it picks up all manner of N swell and is somewhat protected from the incessant trade winds by the rock headland. There's also a left that breaks in the middle of the beach and assorted other scattered, mediocre peaks as you head west down the beach.

Source: Jobos Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Advanced to pick off waves by the rock -- less skilled surfers should sit wide of the main peak.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Fairly heavy. As always, humility and respect appreciated.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Yes.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

The rock offers some wind protection but finding the right one off the rock from the locals is a formidable challenge.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not bad if you hop off the rock. Getting back to the lineup after a wave takes a little work but not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Not bad.

Additional Information

Hazards

If you even lightly bounce off the bottom, you'll either end up with dozens of urchin spines jammed in your skin or some bright red grazes from the sharp lava reef. Or both.

Access

Park right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Reef and urchins on the outside but inside is sand.

Best Season

Late summer and fall for tropical cyclone swells but late fall through early spring for consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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