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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.9 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:57 Local time
Saturday 21
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 0
SSW 15
W 20
W 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Playa Tortugas in Nayarit is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Waves at the river break both left and right. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Localism.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Platanitos, 1 km from Playa Tortugas.

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Playa Tortugas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tepic, 40 km from Playa Tortugas.


Air temperature
25.2 °C

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Overall Playa Tortugas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa Tortugas is Tepic Airport (TPQ) in Mexico, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa Tortugas is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR), also in Mexico, 74 km (46 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Tortugas, Nayarit. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Tortugas sea temperature, Playa Tortugas photographs, Playa Tortugas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Tortugas webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and Playa Tortugas 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 Playa Tortugas.