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Papanoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Papanoa Spot ID

Papanoa Beach photo


Photo credit: ColH

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 31.3 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 16:52 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-
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Papanoa in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Costa Sol, 10 km from Papanoa.

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Papanoa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 40km NNE of Petatlan, 71 km from Papanoa.

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Overall Papanoa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Papanoa is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 88 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Papanoa is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA), also in Mexico, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 180 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Papanoa, Guerrero. Use the tab navigation above to view Papanoa sea temperature, Papanoa photographs, Papanoa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Papanoa webcams, current wind from Guerrero live weather stations and Papanoa 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 Papanoa.