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Playa Novillero break guidePhoto by: Ehimar

Playa Novillero Surf Guide

Playa Novillero in Nayarit is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Playa Novillero Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Novillero:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Novillero 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 Playa Novillero (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Novillero with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in October while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Novillero Location Map

Interactive Playa Novillero 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 Novillero is General Rafael Buelna International (Mazatlan) Airport (MZT) in Mexico, which is 103 km (64 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Novillero is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 140 km (87 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Playa Novillero Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 04:10 Local Time
Saturday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
off glass

Swell History at Playa Novillero

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

Wind History at Playa Novillero

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

    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    61km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    81km away
    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    99km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    106km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Novillero: