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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

Overall: 3.5

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K-38 Spot ID

Tee, K-38 photo


Photo credit: Teresa Gamboa

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 22:43 Local time
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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K-38 in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Primo Tapia, 6 km from K-38.

IS AT (local time)

K-38 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the N

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near K-38

Buoy Data:

At Imperial Beach Nearshore Buoy, 25 miles from K-38.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 17 17 15 17

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Overall K-38 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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K-38 Location Maps

K-38 Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to K-38:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    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
    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.
K-38 break location map and break info

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.