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Playa Santa Maria ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Santa Maria Surf Guide

Playa Santa Maria in Baja Norte is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Playa Santa Maria Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Santa Maria:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Santa Maria occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Santa Maria 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 9% of the time in July while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Santa Maria Location Map

Interactive Playa Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa Santa Maria is Punta Penasco Airport (PPE), also in Mexico, 250 km (155 miles) away.

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Playa Santa Maria Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 16:24 Local Time
Monday 19
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 19
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
NW 15
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at Playa Santa Maria

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

Wind History at Playa Santa Maria

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

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    • Icon  s32.5
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    43km away

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