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

Overall: 3.7

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Papanoa break guidePhoto by: ColH

Papanoa Surf Guide

Papanoa in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Papanoa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Papanoa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Papanoa occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Papanoa sea temperature, Papanoa photographs, Papanoa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Papanoa webcams, current wind from Guerrero live weather stations and Papanoa 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 Papanoa

Papanoa Surf:

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 09:44 Local time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
SW 10
WSW 10
Wind State glass on cross-

Tide Times:

For Costa Sol, 10 km from Papanoa.

IS AT (local time)

Papanoa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ixtapa Zihuatane Airport, 89 km from Papanoa.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Papanoa

Overall Papanoa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Papanoa: see the swell variation by month.


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

Papanoa Beach photo


Photo credit: ColH

Papanoa Location Maps

Papanoa Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Guerrero surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Papanoa

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Papanoa:

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Wave buoys nearest to Papanoa:

Tide stations nearest to Papanoa:

  • Closest tide station
    61 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    61 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Lazaro Cardenas
    106 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Cardenas (Melchor Ocampo)
    106 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Papanoa is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 88 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Papanoa is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA), also in Mexico, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC), also in Mexico, 180 km (112 miles) away.
Papanoa break location map and break info