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Iztapa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.4

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Iztapa Surf Guide

Iztapa in Pacific Coast is an exposed river break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Iztapa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Iztapa:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Iztapa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in November while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
68%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Iztapa Location Map

Interactive Iztapa 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 Iztapa is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Iztapa is Coban Airport (CBV), also in Guatemala, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Iztapa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 03:34 Local Time
Friday 14
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
N 0
SSE 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
off glass cross-
on

What does Iztapa look like?

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Swell History at Iztapa

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

Wind History at Iztapa

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon river  redRiver/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away

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