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Barre de Navidad break guidePhoto by: 'GERA'

Barre de Navidad Surf Guide

Barre de Navidad in Jalisco is an exposed beach,reef,rivermouth break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Barre de Navidad Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barre de Navidad:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barre de Navidad 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 Barre de Navidad (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barre de Navidad with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barre de Navidad Location Map

Interactive Barre de Navidad 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 closest passenger airport to Barre de Navidad is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO) in Mexico, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barre de Navidad is Colima Airport (CLQ), also in Mexico, 125 km (78 miles) away.

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Barre de Navidad Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 00:44 Local Time
SatSunday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Barre de Navidad

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

Wind History at Barre de Navidad

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

Barre de Navidad Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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jose samael from Mexico
“muy buen oleja, ay estacionamientos a 2 minutos de la playa ay poco surfistas pero es buen lugar, no hay mucha contaminación.”

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