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Los Patos break guidePhoto by: Giovanni D'Alessandro

Los Patos Surf Guide

Los Patos on the South Coast is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast.The break here is a left hand point. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks and rips.

Los Patos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Los Patos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Los Patos occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Los Patos 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 22% of the time in November while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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 Los Patos Location Map

Interactive Los Patos 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 Los Patos is Herrera International (Santo Domingo) Airport (HEX) in Dominican Republic, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Los Patos is Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) Airport (SDQ), also in Dominican Republic, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Los Patos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 14:51 Local Time
Sunday 28Mon
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

Swell History at Los Patos

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

Wind History at Los Patos

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

Los Patos Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 13 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.4
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.1
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.9
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.6
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carlos king from Dominican Republic
“This is great spot but now is crowded by learning surfers and many kooks, right on for ripping but come prepared to chop or getting chopped by a kook's fin.”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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