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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 break guidePhoto by: JD

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

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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:

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view El Tizate sea temperature, El Tizate photographs, El Tizate detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Tizate webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and El Tizate 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 Tizate

El Tizate Surf:

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 16:08 Local time
Wednesday 27Thu
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 6 10 - 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 0
Wind State on on glass glass

Tide Times:

For Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 2 km from El Tizate.

IS AT (local time)

El Tizate Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Vallarta, 1 km from El Tizate.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near El Tizate

Overall El Tizate Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


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

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

Animooooo, El Tizate photo

El Tizate

Photo credit: JD

El Tizate Location Maps

El Tizate Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nayarit surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of El Tizate

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Tizate:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Tizate:

Tide stations nearest to El Tizate:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Vallarta
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Blas
    62 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Patricio
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    124 mi


  • 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.
  • The third closest airport is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO), also in Mexico, 179 km (111 miles) away.
El Tizate break location map and break info