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Rio Papagayo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Rio Papagayo Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.6 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 01:53 Local time
ThuFriday 19
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
N 5
NNE 10
Wind State cross glass off off

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Rio Papagayo in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Acapulco/General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport, 17 km from Rio Papagayo.

light winds from the NE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
25 °C

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Overall Rio Papagayo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Rio Papagayo is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA) in Mexico, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Rio Papagayo is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), also in Mexico, 222 km (138 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rio Papagayo, Guerrero. Use the tab navigation above to view Rio Papagayo sea temperature, Rio Papagayo photographs, Rio Papagayo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rio Papagayo webcams, current wind from Guerrero live weather stations and Rio Papagayo 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 Rio Papagayo.