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La Pastora ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 3.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 2.7

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La Pastora break guidePhoto by: R. P. Snyder

La Pastora Surf Guide

La Pastora in Baja Sur is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of .

La Pastora Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Pastora:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Pastora occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Pastora 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 48% of the time in November while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 La Pastora Location Map

Interactive La Pastora 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 nearest passenger airport to La Pastora is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP) in Mexico, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Pastora is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD), also in Mexico, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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La Pastora Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 16 September 2021, 22:35 Local Time
ThuFriday 17
Wave (m)
Period (s) 19 14 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-
cross cross

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Swell History at La Pastora

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Wind History at La Pastora

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

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