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K-38 ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.5

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K-38 break guide

K-38 Surf Guide

K-38 in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

K-38 Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent19.0°C

Surfing K-38:

The best conditions reported for surf at K-38 occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view K-38 sea temperature, K-38 photographs, K-38 detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, K-38 webcams, current wind from Baja Norte live weather stations and K-38 tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Mexico wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around K-38

K-38 Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 16:58 Local time
Sunday 31
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 10 18 18
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Primo Tapia, 6 km from K-38.

IS AT (local time)

K-38 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tijuana International Airport, 31 km from K-38.

fresh winds from the WNW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near K-38

Overall K-38 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for K-38: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for K-38: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Tee, K-38 photo


Photo credit: Teresa Gamboa

K-38 Location Maps

K-38 Location Map

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Surf spots located close to K-38Shoreline around K-38Roads and rivers around K-38

Use this relief map to navigate to Baja Norte surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of K-38

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to K-38:

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Wave buoys nearest to K-38:

Tide stations nearest to K-38:

  • Closest tide station
    Primo Tapia
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Imperial Beach
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Chula Vista
    25 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to K-38 is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to K-38 is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico is 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to K-38 and is 70 km (43 miles) away.
K-38 break location map and break info