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

Overall: 3.2

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El Socorro Surf Guide

El Socorro in Baja Norte is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

El Socorro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Socorro:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Socorro occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Socorro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in July while 74% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
74%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Socorro Location Map

Interactive El Socorro 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 Socorro is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, which is 186 km (116 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Socorro is Punta Penasco Airport (PPE), also in Mexico, 248 km (154 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 Socorro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 06:41 Local Time
Thursday 25
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
N 0
NNW 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
glass glass cross

Swell History at El Socorro

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

Wind History at El Socorro

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    35km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Socorro: