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La Punta Surf Guide

La Punta in Oaxaca is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks,.

La Punta Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Punta:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Punta 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 Punta (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Punta 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 57% of the time in November while 41% 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.
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).

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Interactive La Punta 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 La Punta is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Punta is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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La Punta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 02:39 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at La Punta

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

Wind History at La Punta

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

La Punta Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Luuk Leeuwenstein from Netherlands
“La Punta is supposed to be a great spot off season for surfers practicing their green wave catches and turns. Indeed the conditions for this are great, but the water is full of surfing "instructors" who people pay to aggressively reserve space in the line up and push beginners who should be surfing white wash into the wave. They do not follow any etiquette and the vibe in the water is really bad.”

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