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Ixtapa Island Surf Guide

Ixtapa Island in West Guerrero is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. 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. There is a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins,rocks and sharks.

Ixtapa Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ixtapa Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ixtapa Island 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 Island (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ixtapa Island 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ixtapa Island Location Map

Interactive Ixtapa Island 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 Island is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ixtapa Island is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Ixtapa Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 01:02 Local Time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off glass cross-

Swell History at Ixtapa Island

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

Wind History at Ixtapa Island

Wind stats for Ixtapa Island, 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 Ixtapa Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/sandbar
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ixtapa Island: