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

Overall: 3.3

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El Tizate Surf Guide

El Tizate in Nayarit is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of urchins, rips, rocks and locals.

El Tizate Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Tizate:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Tizate occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Tizate with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
98%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Tizate Location Map

Interactive El Tizate 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 closest passenger airport to El Tizate is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Tizate is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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El Tizate Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 16:14 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 5
W 0
ESE 5
ENE
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Swell History at El Tizate

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

Wind History at El Tizate

Wind stats for El Tizate, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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