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Zicatela ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Zicatela (calm at Huatulco 86 km from Zicatela). 1.5m 8 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.5m 9 s period swell from SSE
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Zicatela Surf Forecast / Oaxaca / Mexico

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 21 Sep 2017 CDT

Zicatela surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Zicatela sea temperature is 30.3 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 30.0 min: 27.9 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)88888888121288888888877718
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)215306306459398201226231319373334463314382362257143339271176228178211
Wind
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10 SW10
5 NNW5
5 WSW5
10 SSW10
5 NW5
0 SSE0
10 SW10
10 NW10
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
0 W0
5 W5
10 SW10
5 NW5
0 NNW0
15 WSW15
10 WNW10
15 W15
20 WSW20
10 NW10
5 WNW5
15 WSW15
10 NW10
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:22PM
0.96

4:53AM
1.05
5:12PM
0.95

5:38AM
1.08
5:57PM
0.93

6:22AM
1.09
6:38PM
0.91

7:05AM
1.09

7:21PM
0.89
7:45AM
1.07

7:59PM
0.85
8:24AM
1.04

8:39PM
0.82
9:06AM
1.00


Low Tide
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10:31PM
0.10
11:08AM
0.11

11:16PM
0.08
11:58AM
0.10

11:59PM
0.08
12:43PM
0.11

12:39AM
0.09

1:25PM
0.13
1:19AM
0.11

2:06PM
0.15
1:58AM
0.13

2:47PM
0.19
2:35AM
0.17

3:30PM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Puerto Escondido which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zicatela.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Zicatela blow from the NE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
22--1-12-22-413-3------3
High °C
2927303027313128303027303027302927303027303027
Low °C
2727292827292927292927292827282727282827282827
Chill °C (?)
2927303027313128303027303027302927303027303027
Sunrise
--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--
Sunset
7:23--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:20--7:19-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon morning, min 27°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Zicatela Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zicatela provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Zicatela can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zicatela surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Zicatela) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Zicatela may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Oaxaca? If you are looking for accommodation near Zicatela, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Oaxaca, consider staying in Puerto Escondido which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Oaxaca where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Nopala which is 31 km (19 miles) away and Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, 73 km (45 miles) away.