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Chacahua Surf Guide

Chacahua in Oaxaca is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of sharks,bugs.

Chacahua Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chacahua:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chacahua occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chacahua with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in December while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Chacahua Location Map

Interactive Chacahua 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 Chacahua is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chacahua is Xoxocotlan International (Oaxaca) Airport (OAX), also in Mexico, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Chacahua Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 23 March 2023, 12:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Chacahua

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

Wind History at Chacahua

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Chacahua: