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Petatlan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Petatlan Surf Guide

Petatlan in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Petatlan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Petatlan:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Petatlan with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in December while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Petatlan Location Map

Interactive Petatlan 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 Petatlan is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) in Mexico, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Petatlan is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA), also in Mexico, 138 km (86 miles) away.

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Petatlan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 06:21 Local Time
Friday 16
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.4
SW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NNW 5
W 15
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass cross-
on

Swell History at Petatlan

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

Wind History at Petatlan

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    31km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Petatlan: