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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.5 °C

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Saturday, 18 November 2017, 02:40 Local time
Saturday 18
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
E 5
E 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Playa Tortugas in Nayarit is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The river break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Platanitos, 1 km from Playa Tortugas.

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At Tepic Airport, 42 km from Playa Tortugas.


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Overall Playa Tortugas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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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.