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Popotla Surf Forecast / Baja Norte / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Friday 12 Aug 2022 PDT
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Popotla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Popotla sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 12 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.0 min: 18.6 °C)
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Popotla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Popotla sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 12 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 22.0 min: 18.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Popotla (light winds from the W at Tijuana International Airport 29 km from Popotla).

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29 km away, 1 h 23 min ago

Light
7 km/h
W
20.7
20.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Popotla this week:

The surf forecast for Popotla over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 13) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Popotla in the next 12 days are 0.9m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 13) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (PDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sat 13th Aug)3ft (0.9m) 16s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 13th Aug)3ft (0.9m) 16s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 13th Aug)3ft (0.9m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Popotla over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wed
24
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
322311112200200201222020100001322311
Swell
Height Map
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T mexico.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
S
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
WNW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SSW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period(s) (?)16161514141413131313151512918181616191616151410141515142019181716161616
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)326392275268178168156114114156897811911610610314715117620320175105754671583897170252302278314299295
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
WSW
10
W
10
WSW
5
WSW
10
W
10
W
10
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
20
NW
10
W
10
NW
15
WSW
5
SW
10
NW
10
W
10
WNW
10
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
5
WNW
10
W
10
WSW
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
oncross-
on
crossglasscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscrosscross-
on
ononon
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:56PM
2.42
11:15AM
1.83
10:42PM
2.25
11:52AM
1.87
11:29PM
2.02
12:29PM
1.88
12:19AM
1.76
1:09PM
1.87
1:17AM
1.50
1:52PM
1.85
2:42AM
1.29
2:43PM
1.81
5:15AM
1.22
3:48PM
1.79
7:28AM
1.31
4:59PM
1.81
8:09AM
1.40
6:00PM
1.87
8:33AM
1.47
6:48PM
1.95
8:55AM
1.52
7:29PM
2.05
9:15AM
1.57
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:51AM
0.01
4:38PM
0.77
5:28AM
0.17
5:30PM
0.76
6:02AM
0.37
6:27PM
0.78
6:35AM
0.59
7:33PM
0.81
7:06AM
0.81
8:55PM
0.82
7:38AM
1.01
10:34PM
0.77
8:22AM
1.17
12:00AM
0.67
10:06AM
1.27
12:57AM
0.55
11:46AM
1.28
1:38AM
0.44
12:44PM
1.22
2:12AM
0.35
1:25PM
1.14
2:42AM
0.28
2:00PM
1.06

Note: the tide data above is for Rosarito which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Popotla.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Popotla blow from the SE

Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wed
24
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Rain (mm)
-----------------12164--------------
Temp. °C222324222525222524222424222525222625212323232323222323222323222323222423
Low °C212224212324222324212223212324222423212223222223222223212123212123212223
Feels °C (?)232325242626242625242524232525232524232425262424232323232423242424232422
Sunrise-6:09--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:18-
Sunset--7:34--7:32--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:29--7:28--7:27--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun morning, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 21°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Fri morning, min 21°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Popotla Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Popotla provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Popotla can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Popotla surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Popotla) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Popotla may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Popotla is 7 km (4 miles) from the very large city of Rosarito. If you plan a holiday in Baja Norte, look for hotels and other accommodation in Rosarito. Rosarito has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.