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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 Surf Guide

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.

Las Gaviotas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Las Gaviotas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Las Gaviotas occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Las Gaviotas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 56% of the time in January while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Las Gaviotas Location Map

Interactive Las Gaviotas 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 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.

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Las Gaviotas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 05:55 Local Time
Monday 27
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross

Swell History at Las Gaviotas

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

Wind History at Las Gaviotas

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Las Gaviotas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Las Gaviotas: