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K-181 ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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K-181 Surf Guide

K-181 in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

K-181 Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing K-181:

The best conditions reported for surf at K-181 occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf K-181 (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing K-181 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 38% of the time in January while 61% 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
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
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 K-181 Location Map

Interactive K-181 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 K-181 is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to K-181 is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ), also in Mexico, 144 km (89 miles) away.

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K-181 Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 16:33 Local Time
Saturday 27
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 2.2
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.4
WNW
Period (s) 11 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
NW 5
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at K-181

Surf stats for K-181, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at K-181

Wind stats for K-181, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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