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

Overall: 2.8

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Ixtapa Spot ID

Karma Surf Competition, Ixtapa photo


Photo credit: Rob Whitehead

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.3 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 19:37 Local time
Saturday 28
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
N 15
W 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Ixtapa in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ixtapa, 3 km from Ixtapa.

IS AT (local time)

Ixtapa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ixtapa Zihuatane Airport, 17 km from Ixtapa.

light winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Ixtapa

Overall Ixtapa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Ixtapa Location Maps

Ixtapa Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ixtapa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ixtapa:

Tide stations nearest to Ixtapa:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Lazaro Cardenas
    40 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Cardenas (Melchor Ocampo)
    41 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Lazaro Cardenas
    44 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Ixtapa:

  • Closest ski area
    Ski Apache (United States)
    1109 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Lemmon Ski Valley (United States)
    1172 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Park Resort (United States)
    1231 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sandia Peak (United States)
    1249 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Ski Santa Fe (United States)
    1272 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Ixtapa:

  • Closest city location
    Zihuatanejo (Mexico)
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico)
    44 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Las Guacamayas (Mexico)
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Nueva Italia de Ruiz (Mexico)
    99 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Apatzingan de la Constitucion (Mexico)
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ixtapa is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ixtapa is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Licenciado Y Gen Ignacio Lopez Rayon (Uruapan) Airport (UPN), also in Mexico, 198 km (123 miles) away.
Ixtapa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ixtapa, Guerrero. Use the tab navigation above to view Ixtapa sea temperature, Ixtapa photographs, Ixtapa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ixtapa webcams, current wind from Guerrero live weather stations and Ixtapa 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 Ixtapa.