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

Overall: 2.7

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Chamela Spot ID

Paddling in Chamela photo


Photo credit: Paris Daniel Kosonoy M.

Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.2 °C

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Monday, 15 October 2018, 21:31 Local time
MonTuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NW 15
NW 20
Wind State glass cross cross cross

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Chamela in Jalisco is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Waves at the river break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Chamela Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manzanillo International Airport, 83 km from Chamela.


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Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Chamela

Overall Chamela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Chamela is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO) in Mexico, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Chamela is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR), also in Mexico, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Colima Airport (CLQ), also in Mexico, 172 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Chamela, Jalisco. Use the tab navigation above to view Chamela sea temperature, Chamela photographs, Chamela detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Chamela webcams, current wind from Jalisco live weather stations and Chamela tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Mexico wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Chamela.