Playa Jobos

Isabela, Puerto Rico

Playa Jobos Beach is a favourite among locals for its relaxed atmoshphere and natural beauty. The farthest east point of Playa Jobos is marked by a naturally occuring rock wall formation, good for climbing and watching the waves crash. Take caution when climbing however, as strong waves can reach the top, espeically in winter. This beach is better for surfing than swimming as currents are strong. There are no lifeguards at Playa Jobos and on average one life is lost per year at the beach due to water condtions. There is a small cove area towards the east side that is good for snorkelling. Limited parking is available, however some nearby locals will let you park for $5. With lots of local food options near by, Playa Jobos is the perfect beach to meet Isabelinos (people from Isabela) and have an authenic Puerto Rican experience.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Surfrider Foundation - Rincon Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Playa Jobos is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task force is a volunteer-run, citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. The Rincon Blue Water Task Force tests both marine and freshwater sites for enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates fecal pollution. Testing is conducted on a weekly basis year-round.

After the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in the Fall of 2017, there was a complete lack of any government-run water quality monitoring. Operating out of a primary lab in Rincon and secondary lab at the Ramey School in Aguadilla, the Rincon Chapter has banded together with local groups and organizations to restart their water testing program. All Blue Water Task Force results are posted to the Blue Water Task Force website, posted to community boards, broadcasted on radio stations, and shared on Facebook.

Blue Water Task Force results are compared to water quality criteria established by the EPA to protect public health in recreational waters. Test results are expressed as the Most Probable Number (MPN) of enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL seawater by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

When a site is marked Green, it indicates low bacteria (between 0 and 104 MPN/100 mL). When marked Red, results showed high bacteria (above 104 MPN/100 mL).

All data can be viewed at go.surfrider.org/BWTF. Any additional questions about Rincon’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can also be addressed to Steve Tamar, stevetamar@gmail.com.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Playa Jobos

Isabela, Puerto Rico

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Surfrider Foundation - Rincon Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Playa Jobos Beach is a favourite among locals for its relaxed atmoshphere and natural beauty. The farthest east point of Playa Jobos is marked by a naturally occuring rock wall formation, good for climbing and watching the waves crash. Take caution when climbing however, as strong waves can reach the top, espeically in winter. This beach is better for surfing than swimming as currents are strong. There are no lifeguards at Playa Jobos and on average one life is lost per year at the beach due to water condtions. There is a small cove area towards the east side that is good for snorkelling. Limited parking is available, however some nearby locals will let you park for $5. With lots of local food options near by, Playa Jobos is the perfect beach to meet Isabelinos (people from Isabela) and have an authenic Puerto Rican experience.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Playa Jobos is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task force is a volunteer-run, citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. The Rincon Blue Water Task Force tests both marine and freshwater sites for enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates fecal pollution. Testing is conducted on a weekly basis year-round.

After the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in the Fall of 2017, there was a complete lack of any government-run water quality monitoring. Operating out of a primary lab in Rincon and secondary lab at the Ramey School in Aguadilla, the Rincon Chapter has banded together with local groups and organizations to restart their water testing program. All Blue Water Task Force results are posted to the Blue Water Task Force website, posted to community boards, broadcasted on radio stations, and shared on Facebook.

Blue Water Task Force results are compared to water quality criteria established by the EPA to protect public health in recreational waters. Test results are expressed as the Most Probable Number (MPN) of enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL seawater by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

When a site is marked Green, it indicates low bacteria (between 0 and 104 MPN/100 mL). When marked Red, results showed high bacteria (above 104 MPN/100 mL).

All data can be viewed at go.surfrider.org/BWTF. Any additional questions about Rincon’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can also be addressed to Steve Tamar, stevetamar@gmail.com.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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