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Carrizalillo Surf Guide

Carrizalillo in Oaxaca is a quite exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of rocks, rips.

Carrizalillo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carrizalillo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carrizalillo 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 Carrizalillo (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Carrizalillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in June while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% 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 Carrizalillo Location Map

Interactive Carrizalillo 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 Carrizalillo is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Carrizalillo is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Carrizalillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 20:38 Local Time
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Swell History at Carrizalillo

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

Wind History at Carrizalillo

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

Carrizalillo Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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White Person from United States
“Don't come here to surf, it's a bad vibe. This place could handle about 10-15 surfers comfortably, but there are almost always 50+. People pay surf "instructors" to push them into the lineup and hold that spot, so you can never get a turn on the wave. It's also very dangerous with so many people and beginners. Lots of injuries from collisions probably happen here. The only way I could imagine surfing here is being really skilled and able to dodge everyone and catch the waves near the rocks so you have priority, or bribe an "instructor" to hold your spot in the lineup. Overall bad vibe. Oh yeah, and one of the locals told me to leave, I guess because I'm not a local and not Mexican.”

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