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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 Forecast / Nayarit / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 CDT
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Costa Banderas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Costa Banderas sea temperature is 27.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 28.5 min: 24.6 °C)
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Costa Banderas surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Costa Banderas sea temperature is 27.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 28.5 min: 24.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Costa Banderas (calm at Puerto Vallarta Airport 23 km from Costa Banderas).

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23 km away, 1 h 36 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
22.0
27.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Costa Banderas this week:

The surf forecast for Costa Banderas over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Costa Banderas in the next 12 days are 0.9m 17s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (May 18) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (CDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Tue 18th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 18s
Best Surf10PM (Tue 18th May)3ft (0.9m) 17s
Most Powerful 4PM (Tue 18th May)3ft (0.9m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Costa Banderas over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
213312202323333222212222111212212202
T mexico.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
181716161615151418181716161616151415151616151515141419181816161615141414
243475407284348242246212260438419385371362277167163199191215232142191196104104123252249211261258226214214211
5
SSW
20
WSW
5
S
5
S
25
WSW
0
ESE
0
SSE
15
WSW
5
E
5
SSE
15
W
5
NE
0
SW
10
WNW
5
NNE
5
NNW
15
WNW
5
ENE
5
N
15
W
10
ENE
5
N
15
NW
10
NE
5
NNE
15
WNW
5
NE
5
SSW
15
W
5
SSW
0
S
15
WSW
5
SSW
5
E
20
WSW
10
SSW
glasscross-
on
glassoncrossglassglasscrosscross-
off
glasscrossglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
glasscrossonglasscrosson
12:13AM
1.11
7:22PM
1.10
4:43AM
1.01
7:22PM
1.20
6:44AM
1.09
7:39PM
1.31
7:50AM
1.19
8:03PM
1.42
8:42AM
1.28
8:30PM
1.53
9:30AM
1.34
9:00PM
1.61
10:16AM
1.35
9:31PM
1.65
11:02AM
1.31
10:03PM
1.66
11:49AM
1.24
10:35PM
1.62
12:40PM
1.15
11:07PM
1.53
1:41PM
1.06
11:38PM
1.41
10:44AM
0.53
12:57AM
0.95
12:08PM
0.50
1:24AM
0.75
1:02PM
0.48
1:57AM
0.53
1:45PM
0.48
2:32AM
0.32
2:23PM
0.50
3:09AM
0.13
2:59PM
0.54
3:48AM
-0.00
3:34PM
0.61
4:27AM
-0.07
4:07PM
0.68
5:08AM
-0.07
4:38PM
0.76
5:51AM
0.01
5:07PM
0.84
6:36AM
0.13
5:33PM
0.91

Note: the tide data above is for Bahia which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Costa Banderas.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Costa Banderas blow from the N

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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262624252624252625262625262625272725272725272826282826272726272726272827
242522232622232623242623242622252723252723262824262824262724262725262725
262624252624252625262625262625272725272725272826282826272726272726272827
7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:20--
-8:32--8:32--8:34--8:34--8:34--8:35--8:35--8:36--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:37-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 22°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Costa Banderas Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Costa Banderas provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Costa Banderas can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Costa Banderas surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Costa Banderas) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Costa Banderas may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Costa Banderas is 27 km (17 miles) from Puerto Vallarta. If you plan a holiday in Nayarit, look for hotels and other accommodation in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.