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Punta Baja ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.1

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Punta Baja Surf Guide

Punta Baja in Baja Norte is an exposed beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Both left and right reef breaks. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Punta Baja Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Baja:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Baja occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Baja with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in January while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
68%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Punta Baja Location Map

Interactive Punta Baja 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 Punta Baja is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, which is 218 km (135 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Baja is Punta Penasco Airport (PPE), also in Mexico, 268 km (166 miles) away.

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Punta Baja Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 24 January 2021, 08:25 Local Time
Sunday 24
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 2.1
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.5
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 12 13
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 35
NW 25
NW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Punta Baja

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

Wind History at Punta Baja

Wind stats for Punta Baja, 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 Punta Baja. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    31km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    46km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    47km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Punta Baja: