K-181 Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE
Sea Temperature Today is: 20.5 °C
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.
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At Esteban Cantu, 49 km from K-181.
At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 122 miles from K-181.
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Overall K-181 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October
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Use this relief map to navigate to Baja Norte surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of K-181
Tide stations nearest to K-181:
- Closest tide stationEnsenada38 mi
- Second closest tide stationCamalu40 mi
- Third closest tide stationEl Sauzal42 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSan Quintin65 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationPrimo Tapia68 mi
Ski Resorts closest to K-181:
- Closest ski areaBig Bear Mountain (United States)201 mi
- Second closest ski areaSnow Summit (United States)202 mi
- Third closest ski areaSnow Valley (United States)203 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaBear Mountain (United States)206 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaMt Baldy (United States)211 mi
Town and city forecasts close to K-181:
- Closest city locationEnsenada (Mexico)39 mi
- Second closest city locationRosarito (Mexico)78 mi
- Third closest city locationTecate (Mexico)86 mi
- Fourth closest city locationTijuana (Mexico)89 mi
- Fifth closest city locationImperial 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.
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.