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

Overall: 3.2

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Costa Banderas Surf Guide

Costa Banderas in Nayarit is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Costa Banderas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Costa Banderas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Costa Banderas occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Costa Banderas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Costa Banderas Location Map

Interactive Costa Banderas 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 Costa Banderas is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Costa Banderas is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Costa Banderas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 10:38 Local Time
Sunday 18
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
W 15
W 10
W
Wind State glass cross cross cross

Swell History at Costa Banderas

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

Wind History at Costa Banderas

Wind stats for Costa Banderas, 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 Costa Banderas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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