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Cabo Pulmo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cabo Pulmo Surf Guide

Cabo Pulmo in Baja Sur is a quite exposed beach reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the west northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for coral and sharks.

Cabo Pulmo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach reef and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabo Pulmo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cabo Pulmo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in September while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabo Pulmo Location Map

Interactive Cabo Pulmo 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 Cabo Pulmo is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cabo Pulmo is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 118 km (73 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Cabo Pulmo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 17:38 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
E 10
SSE 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Cabo Pulmo

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

Wind History at Cabo Pulmo

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

    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cabo Pulmo: