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Playa Bonfil ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.1

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Playa Bonfil break guidePhoto by: Elías Miranda (rocknlover)

Playa Bonfil Surf Guide

Playa Bonfil in West Guerrero is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of the strong rips here.

Playa Bonfil Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Bonfil:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Bonfil 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 63% of the time in December while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
63%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Bonfil Location Map

Interactive Playa Bonfil 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 Playa Bonfil is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA) in Mexico, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa Bonfil is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), also in Mexico, 208 km (129 miles) away.

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Playa Bonfil Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 22:04 Local Time
SatSunday 11
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
NW 15
WNW 5
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Playa Bonfil

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

Wind History at Playa Bonfil

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Bonfil:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.