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Las Gaviotas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Crowds: 3.7
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.5

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Las Gaviotas Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Saturday, 18 January 2020, 17:53 Local time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
NE 10
Wind State glass glass off cross-

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Las Gaviotas in Baja Norte is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins, rocks and private access.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Primo Tapia, 2 km from Las Gaviotas.

IS AT (local time)

Las Gaviotas Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tijuana International Airport, 37 km from Las Gaviotas.

light winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Las Gaviotas

Buoy Data:

At Imperial Beach Nearshore Buoy, 29 miles from Las Gaviotas.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 13 11 11 12

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Overall Las Gaviotas Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Surf stats for Las Gaviotas: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Las Gaviotas: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Las Gaviotas Location Maps

Las Gaviotas Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Las Gaviotas:

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Wave buoys nearest to Las Gaviotas:

Tide stations nearest to Las Gaviotas:

  • Closest tide station
    Primo Tapia
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    El Sauzal
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Imperial Beach
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Las Gaviotas is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Las Gaviotas is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE), also in Mexico, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN) in USA is 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Las Gaviotas and is 77 km (48 miles) away.
Las Gaviotas break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Las Gaviotas, Baja Norte. Use the tab navigation above to view Las Gaviotas sea temperature, Las Gaviotas photographs, Las Gaviotas detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Las Gaviotas webcams, current wind from Baja Norte live weather stations and Las Gaviotas 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 Las Gaviotas.