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Manzanillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Manzanillo Surf Guide

Manzanillo in West Guerrero is an exposed reef and point break that is often working and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left breaking point here. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Manzanillo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manzanillo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manzanillo 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 61% of the time in November while 39% 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.
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 Manzanillo Location Map

Interactive Manzanillo 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 Manzanillo is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Manzanillo is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Manzanillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 11:25 Local Time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 20 20 19 18
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 15
WSW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross on on cross-

Swell History at Manzanillo

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

Wind History at Manzanillo

Wind stats for Manzanillo, 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 Manzanillo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/sandbar
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Manzanillo: