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Playa de Fortuna ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Playa de Fortuna Surf Guide

Playa de Fortuna in Jalisco is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and sharks.

Playa de Fortuna Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa de Fortuna:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa de Fortuna occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa de Fortuna 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 44% of the time in December while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa de Fortuna Location Map

Interactive Playa de Fortuna 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 de Fortuna is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO) in Mexico, 94 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa de Fortuna is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR), also in Mexico, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Playa de Fortuna Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 14:31 Local Time
Saturday 10
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 15
SW 15
W 15
WNW
Wind State glass on cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Playa de Fortuna

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

Wind History at Playa de Fortuna

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    71km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: very consistent
    71km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa de Fortuna:

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.