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Puerto Escondido break guidePhoto by: Jaime Ancira

Puerto Escondido Surf Guide

Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca is an exposed beach and point break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Puerto Escondido Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Puerto Escondido:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Puerto Escondido with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in November while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Puerto Escondido Location Map

Interactive Puerto Escondido 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 Puerto Escondido is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Puerto Escondido is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Puerto Escondido Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 01:54 Local Time
Friday 12
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
on

Swell History at Puerto Escondido

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

Wind History at Puerto Escondido

Wind stats for Puerto Escondido, 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 Puerto Escondido. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Puerto Escondido: