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

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Zicatela Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Oaxaca, Mexico)

Tube ride in the morning, Zicatela photo

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Zicatela Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 01:20 Local time

Sat Sunday 29
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
NW 10
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 optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of sharks, rips.

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For Puerto Escondido, 1 km from Zicatela.

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Live Weather:

At Oaxaca/Xoxocotlán International Airport, 129 km from Zicatela.


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Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Zicatela

Overall Zicatela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zicatela:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break La Punta 1 mi
Second closest break Puerto Escondido 1 mi
Third closest break Carrizalillo 2 mi
Fourth closest break Barra de Colotepec 6 mi
Fifth closest break Zepotonengo 21 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Zicatela:

Closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 468 mi
Second closest wave buoy West Gulf Buoy 718 mi
Third closest wave buoy Corpus Christi Buoy 766 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Freeport Buoy 837 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 837 mi

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 Marquelia 127 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Mateo del Mar 139 mi

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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

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Town and city forecasts close to Zicatela:

Closest city location Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (Mexico) 71 mi
Second closest city location Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (Mexico) 84 mi
Third closest city location Oaxaca de Juarez (Mexico) 89 mi
Fourth closest city location Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Mexico) 126 mi
Fifth closest city location Salina Cruz (Mexico) 126 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Zicatela is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zicatela is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Xoxocotlan International (Oaxaca) Airport (OAX), also in Mexico, 134 km (83 miles) away.
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