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K-181 ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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K-181 Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 01:17 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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K-181 in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At K-181 (0 km).

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K-181 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Esteban Cantu, 49 km from K-181.


Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near K-181

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 122 miles from K-181.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 17 17 17 17

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Overall K-181 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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K-181 Location Maps

K-181 Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to K-181:

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Wave buoys nearest to K-181:

Tide stations nearest to K-181:

  • Closest tide station
    38 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    El Sauzal
    42 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Quintin
    65 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Primo Tapia
    68 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to K-181:

  • Closest ski area
    Big Bear Mountain (United States)
    201 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Snow Summit (United States)
    202 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Snow Valley (United States)
    203 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Bear Mountain (United States)
    206 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mt Baldy (United States)
    211 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to K-181:

  • Closest city location
    Ensenada (Mexico)
    39 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rosarito (Mexico)
    78 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Tecate (Mexico)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Tijuana (Mexico)
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Imperial Beach (United States)
    95 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to K-181 is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to K-181 is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ), also in Mexico, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Calexico International Airport (CXL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to K-181 and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
K-181 break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for K-181, Baja Norte. Use the tab navigation above to view K-181 sea temperature, K-181 photographs, K-181 detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, K-181 webcams, current wind from Baja Norte live weather stations and K-181 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 K-181.