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Aticama ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Aticama Surf Guide

Aticama in Nayarit is an exposed point break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, sharks and rocks.

Aticama Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aticama:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aticama occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aticama (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Aticama with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 59% of the time in October while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
59%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aticama Location Map

Interactive Aticama surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Aticama is Tepic Airport (TPQ) in Mexico, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Aticama is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR), also in Mexico, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Aticama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 01:42 Local Time
Sunday 11
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.2
WSW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
E 5
SW 10
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Swell History at Aticama

Surf stats for Aticama, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aticama

Wind stats for Aticama, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Aticama. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Aticama:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.