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Islas Marietas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Islas Marietas Surf Guide

Islas Marietas in Nayarit is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins,.

Islas Marietas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Islas Marietas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Islas Marietas occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Islas Marietas 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 50% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
46%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Islas Marietas Location Map

Interactive Islas Marietas 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 Islas Marietas is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Islas Marietas is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Islas Marietas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 05:10 Local Time
Friday 07
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
NNE 10
N 15
NW
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Islas Marietas

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

Wind History at Islas Marietas

Wind stats for Islas Marietas, 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 Islas Marietas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    14km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Islas Marietas: