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La Paz ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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La Paz break guidePhoto by: Cesar

La Paz Surf Guide

La Paz in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed reef and point break that has dependable surf Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

La Paz Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Paz:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Paz 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 70% of the time in November while 28% 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
70%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
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).

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Interactive La Paz 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 Paz is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Paz is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 179 km (111 miles) away.

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La Paz Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 02:59 Local Time
Thursday 06
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
NE 5
SE 15
SSE
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Swell History at La Paz

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Wind History at La Paz

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