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Petacalco ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Petacalco Spot ID

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Type: point/sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.8 °C

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 05:00 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State cross-

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Petacalco in West Guerrero is an exposed point/sandbar break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rips, sharks,stingrays.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Petacalco Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Colima, 215 km from Petacalco.


Air temperature
17.0 °C

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Overall Petacalco Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Petacalco is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC) in Mexico, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Petacalco is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), also in Mexico, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Licenciado Y Gen Ignacio Lopez Rayon (Uruapan) Airport (UPN), also in Mexico, 161 km (100 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Petacalco, Guerrero. Use the tab navigation above to view Petacalco sea temperature, Petacalco photographs, Petacalco detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Petacalco webcams, current wind from Guerrero live weather stations and Petacalco 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 Petacalco.