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El Quijote Surf Guide

El Quijote in Sinaloa is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for - Rocks, rips.

El Quijote Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Quijote:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Quijote with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in September while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% 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 El Quijote Location Map

Interactive El Quijote 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 El Quijote is General Rafael Buelna International (Mazatlan) Airport (MZT) in Mexico, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Quijote is Culiacan International Airport (CUL), also in Mexico, 197 km (122 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Quijote Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:58 Local Time
Sunday 11
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SSW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

Swell History at El Quijote

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

Wind History at El Quijote

Wind stats for El Quijote, 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 El Quijote. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Quijote:

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.