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Costa Banderas ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Costa Banderas Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.1 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 05:10 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NNE 10
ENE 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Costa Banderas in Nayarit is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bahia, 8 km from Costa Banderas.

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Costa Banderas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Vallarta Airport, 23 km from Costa Banderas.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Costa Banderas

Overall Costa Banderas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Costa Banderas is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Costa Banderas is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 98 km (61 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Costa Banderas, Nayarit. Use the tab navigation above to view Costa Banderas sea temperature, Costa Banderas photographs, Costa Banderas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Costa Banderas webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and Costa Banderas 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 Costa Banderas.