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El Anclote ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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El Anclote break guide

El Anclote Surf Guide

El Anclote in Nayarit is a reasonably exposed reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Private beach - Localism.

El Anclote Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.9°C

Surfing El Anclote:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Anclote occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view El Anclote sea temperature, El Anclote photographs, El Anclote detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Anclote webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and El Anclote tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Mexico wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Anclote

El Anclote Surf:

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 23:29 Local time
SunMonday 13
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
WSW 10
Wind State cross glass cross glass

Tide Times:

For Bahia, 2 km from El Anclote.

IS AT (local time)

El Anclote Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Vallarta Airport, 30 km from El Anclote.


Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near El Anclote

Overall El Anclote Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for El Anclote: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for El Anclote: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Surfing El Anclote photo

El Anclote

Photo credit: Fede

Ripping Up Anclote, El Anclote photo

El Anclote

Photo credit: Yemmi

Friendliest of all breaks in Punta Mita, El Anclote photo

El Anclote

Photo credit: Paniolo (hawaiian cowboy)

El Anclote Location Maps

El Anclote Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Anclote:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Anclote:

Tide stations nearest to El Anclote:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Vallarta
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Blas
    54 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Patricio
    120 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Isla del Bosque
    137 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Anclote is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Anclote is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 101 km (63 miles) away.
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