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Ixtapa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ixtapa Surf Guide

Ixtapa in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Ixtapa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ixtapa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ixtapa occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ixtapa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 70% of the time in December while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
70%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ixtapa Location Map

Interactive Ixtapa 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 Ixtapa is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ixtapa is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Ixtapa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 15:10 Local Time
Tuesday 01Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.8
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ixtapa

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

Wind History at Ixtapa

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

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