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El Rincon ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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El Rincon Surf Guide

El Rincon in Baja Sur is a sheltered break. that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south.. It very rarely gets crowded here.

El Rincon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  red-Icon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Rincon:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Rincon occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Rincon with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in June while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Rincon Location Map

Interactive El Rincon 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 Rincon is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Rincon is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 114 km (71 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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 Rincon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:41 Local Time
Sunday 11
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
E 10
ESE 10
SE
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Rincon

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

Wind History at El Rincon

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Rincon:

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.