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Zicatela ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Zicatela Spot ID

Tube ride in the morning, Zicatela photo


Photo credit: Guylaine Madden

My wife ripping it!, Zicatela photo


Photo credit: Larry Madden

Sunset Line Up, Zicatela photo


Photo credit: Guylaine Madden

Double overhead!, Zicatela photo


Photo credit: Larry Madden

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.3 °C

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Thursday, 30 June 2016, 21:36 Local time
ThuFriday 01
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Zicatela in Oaxaca is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of sharks,.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Puerto Escondido, 1 km from Zicatela.

IS AT (local time)

Zicatela Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Escondido Airport, 3 km from Zicatela.

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Current weather near Zicatela

Overall Zicatela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Zicatela Location Maps

Zicatela Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zicatela:

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Wave buoys nearest to Zicatela:

Tide stations nearest to Zicatela:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Escondido
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Angel
    40 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Salina Cruz
    125 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    127 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Mateo del Mar
    139 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Zicatela:

  • Closest ski area
    Ski Apache (United States)
    1319 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Lemmon Ski Valley (United States)
    1435 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sandia Peak (United States)
    1458 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Ski Santa Fe (United States)
    1475 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sunrise Park Resort (United States)
    1475 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Zicatela:

  • Closest city location
    Santiago Pinotepa Nacional
    71 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan
    84 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Oaxaca de Juarez
    89 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Santo Domingo Tehuantepec
    126 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Salina Cruz
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Zicatela is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zicatela is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Xoxocotlan International (Oaxaca) Airport (OAX), also in Mexico, 133 km (83 miles) away.
Zicatela break location map and break info

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