Hammerhead ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

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Hammerhead Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nayarit, Mexico)

Caballos little sister, Hammerhead photo

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another one of the same just alittle further down the line, Hammerhead photo

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inside on a small day, Hammerhead photo

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Hammerhead Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 14:21 Local time

Saturday 18
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 13 13 16 13
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 30
NNW 25
NW 30
Wind State off off off off

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Hammerhead in Nayarit is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips, sharks and rocks.

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Visitor Reviews of Hammerhead

JRM from MEXICO writes:

Only a handful of world class surfers have surfed this right hander, reef break. When you are sitting out in the lineup facing East, the sun is rising in your eyes (think about that). Locals know this place as Caballos which means horses. It's on the map and actually, Caballos is a offshore reef about 400 yards from where who ever named this place hammerheads (never seen one) is supposedly located.

This break is situated on the East Cape of the island of Magnalena the Southern third island. The Tres Marias, Chain of islands located 70miles offshore of Narait which houses a 100yr old colonial style prison, where nowadays, they no longer have low risk prisoners (Madre). They are tougher and stricter when it comes to invading federal space. You can expect to be mugged shot for the records. No more slaps on the hand.

This place is one of the last places in the warm water North Americas where a world class wave breaks virtually unridden. Offshore predominantly NW 70 percent of the time. Water so clear the foam is blue, animals that are not accustomed to mankind. June through September expect the unexpected in weather. Surf can be 1 foot overhead when the coast of Nayarit is virtually flat. Surf can reach epic proportions, tow in size..I have personally been in the water at this break more than just a few times when it was at least 15 foot AND 20 plus at Caballos. I have seen it on big souths, Caballos (An offshore "A" frame) folding over at 20 foot plus, offshore spray trailing 300 feet in the air behind these giants (This has to be where the name comes from) looks like a herd of horses galloping with their manes flying in the wind behind them, and it looks just like that. Breath taking to say the least. This is the treasure of treasures when the souths are working. Once in a life time deal, difficult at best to reach...surfs always up when showing on the coast as a south swell. How you are going to get out there? That's another story in itself. Later.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hammerhead:

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Closest break Playa Los Corchos 55 mi
Second closest break Punta Sayulita 57 mi
Third closest break Bahia 58 mi
Fourth closest break El Anclote 58 mi
Fifth closest break El Faro 58 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Hammerhead:

Closest wave buoy Corpus Christi Buoy 717 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 784 mi
Third closest wave buoy Freeport Buoy 821 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy West Gulf Buoy 854 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Galveston Buoy 919 mi

Tide stations nearest to Hammerhead:

Closest tide station San Blas 63 mi
Second closest tide station Bucerias 69 mi
Third closest tide station Puerto Vallarta 79 mi
Fourth closest tide station Isla del Bosque 103 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mazatlan 132 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Hammerhead:

Closest ski area Mt Lemmon Ski Valley (United States) 820 mi
Second closest ski area Ski Apache (United States) 831 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Park Resort (United States) 900 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sandia Peak (United States) 962 mi
Fifth closest ski area Ski Santa Fe (United States) 993 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Hammerhead:

Closest city location Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) 79 mi
Second closest city location Tepic (Mexico) 89 mi
Third closest city location Escuinapa de Hidalgo (Mexico) 111 mi
Fourth closest city location Mazatlan (Mexico) 132 mi
Fifth closest city location Ameca (Mexico) 150 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Hammerhead is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 122 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hammerhead is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 144 km (89 miles) away.
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