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Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) Surf Guide

Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) in Baja Sur is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s54.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in September while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) Location Map

Interactive Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) 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 Tortugas (Turtle Bay) is General Jose Maria Yanez International (Guaymas) Airport (GYM) in Mexico, which is 392 km (243 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) is Loreto International Airport (LTO), also in Mexico, 399 km (248 miles) away.

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Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 15:11 Local Time
Saturday 21
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m)
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
1.2
NW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay)

Surf stats for Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay)

Wind stats for Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s54.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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john Rumseu from United States
“How is the town now after the hurricane came by?
I am coming by boat and want to know if there is fuel there
John”

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