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Celestino break guidePhoto by: Hono Elizalde

Celestino Surf Guide

Celestino in Sinaloa is an exposed point break that has reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Celestino Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Celestino:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Celestino with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in November while 57% 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.
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 Celestino Location Map

Interactive Celestino 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 Celestino is General Rafael Buelna International (Mazatlan) Airport (MZT) in Mexico, which is 102 km (63 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Celestino is Culiacan International Airport (CUL), also in Mexico, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Celestino Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 17:10 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-
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Swell History at Celestino

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

Wind History at Celestino

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

Celestino Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.4
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Khris from Mexico
“My experience with celestino was very similar with many other reports that are consistent with intimidation and threats of violence to any surfers who are not staying at Cardon Surf Resort. In August 2018, I went alone to surf at Celestino. There were about 12 people from California, staying at Cardon, in the water enjoying the waves. When I paddled out, I was approached by Omar, apparently one of the owners of Cardon, and he told me that I was not allowed to surf at Celestinos because the town passed a law that only allowed people staying at his hotel to surf. At the time, I thought Omar was just another local surfer trying to intimidate non local surfers; unfortunately, Omar resorted to threatening me with physical harm if I did not leave and purposely crashed into me while I tried to surf.

Recently, the minister of tourism visited Celestino to promote tourism in Mexico. Unfortunately, there was no mention of the violence that may be waiting for surfers who are not staying at the Cardon Surf Resort. It is important to note that my experience is not an isolated incident. There have been many reported incidents that are very similar to mine, and much worse, that have been going on for years, and all of them implicate the owners of Cardon resort. In fact, reports of violence in Celestinos from the owners of Carson resort is well documented and has been reported to the authorities but it seems nothing has or will be done to prevent these unfortunate incidences. At a minimum, the Mexican authorities should investigate this matter or tell unaware tourists that the ocean in celestino is owned by the Cardon resort and you will be harassed and intimidated unless you pay to stay at Cardon Surf Resort.”

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