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

Overall: 3.9

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Popotla Spot ID

Cheo Becerra, Popotla photo


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Brandon España, Popotla photo


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Popotla offshore photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 13:50 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 15
WNW 10
NW 5
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Popotla in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rosarito, 7 km from Popotla.

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Popotla Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rosa Mar Playas De Rosarito wx, 10 km from Popotla.


Air temperature
21.1 °C

Current weather near Popotla

Buoy Data:

At Imperial Beach Nearshore Buoy, 22 miles from Popotla.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 14 13 13 13

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Overall Popotla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Popotla:


  • The closest passenger airport to Popotla is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Popotla is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA is 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico is the fifth nearest airport to Popotla and is 67 km (42 miles) away.
Popotla break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Popotla, Baja Norte. Use the tab navigation above to view Popotla sea temperature, Popotla photographs, Popotla detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Popotla webcams, current wind from Baja Norte live weather stations and Popotla 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 Popotla.