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

Overall: 3.7

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Playa Azul Surf Guide

Playa Azul in Michoacan is a quite exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

Playa Azul Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Azul:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Azul 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 37% of the time in July while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Azul Location Map

Interactive Playa Azul 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 Playa Azul is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC) in Mexico, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Azul is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), also in Mexico, 117 km (73 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Playa Azul Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 00:50 Local Time
TueWednesday 21
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
N 5
NE 5
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Playa Azul

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

Wind History at Playa Azul

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

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    • Icon  s32.7
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    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
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