Monterrico ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

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Monterrico Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Guatemala – Pacific Coast)

Glassy barrels, Monterrico photo

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Monterrico Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.3 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 23:47 Local time

Sun Monday 30
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
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Monterrico in Guatemala - Pacific Coast is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Tide Times:

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Live Weather:

At San Jose Airport, 31 km from Monterrico.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Monterrico

Overall Monterrico Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Monterrico

George Pleitez from UNITED STATES writes:

This is my first time in a long time to the Mayan Empire's pacific cost. The sand is strikingly black and unbearably hot to walk on without flip. The location south of Monterrico where I currently am is called Hawaii. The riptide undertow is nothing like I've experienced anywhere before. This is due to a steep beach break shelf that has little to no resistance slowing crashing waves right on the sand. Not a place for the novice.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Monterrico:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Iztapa 11 mi
Second closest break La Barra 12 mi
Third closest break Puerto San Jose 18 mi
Fourth closest break Las Lisas 19 mi
Fifth closest break Chulamar 22 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Monterrico:

Closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 548 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 603 mi
Third closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 636 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 827 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy West Gulf Buoy 842 mi

Tide stations nearest to Monterrico:

Closest tide station San Jose 18 mi
Second closest tide station Acajutla 53 mi
Third closest tide station La Libertad 87 mi
Fourth closest tide station Champerico 95 mi
Fifth closest tide station Ocos 118 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Monterrico:

Closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1477 mi
Second closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1525 mi
Third closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1530 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1541 mi
Fifth closest ski area Cataloochee (United States) 1565 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Monterrico:

Closest city location Barberena (Guatemala) 30 mi
Second closest city location Esquintla (Guatemala) 31 mi
Third closest city location Palin (Guatemala) 36 mi
Fourth closest city location Fraijanes (Guatemala) 39 mi
Fifth closest city location Villa Canales (Guatemala) 40 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Monterrico is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Monterrico is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coban Airport (CBV) in Guatemala, 174 km (108 miles) away.
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