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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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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


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Double overhead!, Zicatela photo


Photo credit: Larry Madden

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 31.4 °C

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Sunday, 15 September 2019, 21:21 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State 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.


Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Zicatela

Overall Zicatela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • 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.
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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.