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

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K-181 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Baja Norte, Mexico)


K-181 Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 01:25 Local time

Tuesday 31
2AM 5AM 8AM 11AM
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
NW 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 optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Esteban Cantu, 49 km from K-181.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near K-181

Buoy Data:

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

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 16 14 15 16

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Overall K-181 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to K-181:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Punta Cabras 3 mi
Second closest break Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) 14 mi
Third closest break San Antonio Del Mar 18 mi
Fourth closest break Boca De Santo Tomas 22 mi
Fifth closest break Cabo Colonet 28 mi

Wave buoys nearest to K-181:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 122 mi
Second closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 196 mi
Third closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 226 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 272 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 282 mi

Tide stations nearest to K-181:

Closest tide station Ensenada 38 mi
Second closest tide station Camalu 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

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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

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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
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