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Punta Encomienda Surf Guide

Punta Encomienda in Oaxaca is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips, jetties.

Punta Encomienda Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Encomienda:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Encomienda occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Encomienda 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 75% of the time in December while 25% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Punta Encomienda Location Map

Interactive Punta Encomienda 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 Punta Encomienda is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, which is 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Encomienda is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX), also in Mexico, 138 km (86 miles) away.

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Punta Encomienda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 00:40 Local Time
TueWednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
Wind State glass off cross-

Swell History at Punta Encomienda

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

Wind History at Punta Encomienda

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

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