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Patole ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.6

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Patole break guidePhoto by: Klink

Patole Surf Guide

Patole in Sinaloa is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Patole Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Patole:

The best conditions reported for surf at Patole occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Patole with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in August while 62% 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
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
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 Patole Location Map

Interactive Patole 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 Patole is General Rafael Buelna International (Mazatlan) Airport (MZT) in Mexico, which is 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Patole is Culiacan International Airport (CUL), also in Mexico, 138 km (86 miles) away.

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Patole Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 18:26 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 19 16 19 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 10
N 5
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Patole

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

Wind History at Patole

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

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