K-38 ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.6

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K-38 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Baja Norte, Mexico)

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K-38 Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:05 Local time

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8AM 11AM 2PM 5PM
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
W 20
W 20
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K-38 in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that is often working and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. It's sometimes crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Primo Tapia, 6 km from K-38.

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Live Weather:

At Tijuana International Airport, 31 km from K-38.


Mist dry and cloudy
Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near K-38

Buoy Data:

At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 64 miles from K-38.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
Dominant period (s) 17 17 16 16

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Overall K-38 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of K-38

Dan'o M. from MEXICO writes:

Recent update: The K-38 surfshop owner partnered up with an American investor. They bought out the shop next door, and dropped some serious coin developing a restaurant with chill backyard seating- complete with skate half pipe, ping pong table and several firepits for late night drinks and rice bowls. I think the drinking rating deserves a big bump up.

Accomodations range from $35 a night (longer paddle to the break,) to luxurious 3BR condos at Club Marena that run up to 3 bills nightly (can sleep up to 8 heads though.) baja-rentals.com


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to K-38:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break El Morro Point (K371/2) 1 mi
Second closest break K-40 2 mi
Third closest break Calafia 2 mi
Fourth closest break Rancho Santini 3 mi
Fifth closest break Popotla 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to K-38:

Closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 64 mi
Second closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 150 mi
Third closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 159 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 211 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 216 mi

Tide stations nearest to K-38:

Closest tide station Primo Tapia 4 mi
Second closest tide station Rosarito 7 mi
Third closest tide station Tijuana 18 mi
Fourth closest tide station Imperial Beach 24 mi
Fifth closest tide station Chula Vista 25 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to K-38:

Closest ski area Big Bear Mountain (United States) 136 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 136 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 137 mi
Fourth closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 141 mi
Fifth closest ski area Bear Mountain (United States) 142 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to K-38:

Closest city location Rosarito (Mexico) 7 mi
Second closest city location Tijuana (Mexico) 18 mi
Third closest city location Imperial Beach (United States) 24 mi
Fourth closest city location Chula Vista (United States) 25 mi
Fifth closest city location Tecate (Mexico) 29 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to K-38 is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to K-38 is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to K-38 and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for K-38, Baja Norte. Use the tab navigation above to view K-38 sea temperature, K-38 photographs, K-38 detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, K-38 webcams, current wind from Baja Norte live weather stations and K-38 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-38.


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