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Bahia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Bahia break guidePhoto by: the Heartbeat of the Wave

Bahia Surf Guide

Bahia in Nayarit is an exposed reef break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks, rips.

Bahia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bahia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bahia occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bahia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in January while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
73%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bahia Location Map

Interactive Bahia 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 Bahia is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bahia is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 103 km (64 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bahia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 22:06 Local Time
SunMonday 10
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 5
ENE 10
NE 10
NE
Wind State glass glass off off

Swell History at Bahia

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

Wind History at Bahia

Wind stats for Bahia, 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 Bahia. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bahia: