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Nine Palms ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Nine Palms Surf Guide

Nine Palms in Baja Sur is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

Nine Palms Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s22.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nine Palms:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nine Palms occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Nine Palms with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in July while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nine Palms Location Map

Interactive Nine Palms 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 nearest passenger airport to Nine Palms is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nine Palms is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Nine Palms Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 19:51 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
N 10
NNW 15
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Wind State glass cross-
off
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Swell History at Nine Palms

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

Wind History at Nine Palms

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

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