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Rio Tapextla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Rio Tapextla Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.9 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 22:24 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 15 15 19 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
NNE 10
Wind State glass glass off off

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Rio Tapextla in Oaxaca is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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At lightning 42km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, 23 km from Rio Tapextla.

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Overall Rio Tapextla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rio Tapextla is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, 101 km (63 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rio Tapextla is Xoxocotlan International (Oaxaca) Airport (OAX), also in Mexico, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Third is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX) in Mexico, 190 km (118 miles) away.
  • General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA) in Mexico is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Tehuacan Airport (TCN), also in Mexico is the fifth nearest airport to Rio Tapextla and is 271 km (168 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rio Tapextla, Oaxaca. Use the tab navigation above to view Rio Tapextla sea temperature, Rio Tapextla photographs, Rio Tapextla detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rio Tapextla webcams, current wind from Oaxaca live weather stations and Rio Tapextla 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 Tapextla.