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Champerico ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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Champerico Surf Guide

Champerico in Pacific Coast is an exposed beach/Pier break that only works when conditions are just right Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest.. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Champerico Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach/pierIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Champerico:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Champerico 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 55% of the time in November while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Champerico Location Map

Interactive Champerico 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 Champerico is Tapachula International Airport (TAP) in Mexico, which is 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Champerico is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Champerico Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 13:20 Local Time
Sunday 11
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 18 12 18
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
W 20
W 15
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Champerico

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

Wind History at Champerico

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

Champerico Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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christian from Guatemala
“The locals are a friendly bunch that are always willing to help you catch waves even if it means giving you the better wave. There is a 'mi ola es tu ola' among us and we love to have people from around the World come to visit. The waves can be very good getting up to 10ft on a really good day and a normal day is about 3 to 5ft with nice barrels. The best swell direction is a SW swell. This is an exposed beach/pier break.”

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Champerico:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.