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Punta Maldonado ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Punta Maldonado Surf Guide

Punta Maldonado in West Guerrero is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. A reef breaks left. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

Punta Maldonado Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Maldonado:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Maldonado occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Maldonado 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 64% of the time in December while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
64%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Punta Maldonado Location Map

Interactive Punta Maldonado 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 Maldonado is General Juan N Alvarez International (Acapulco) Airport (ACA) in Mexico, which is 145 km (90 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Maldonado is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM), also in Mexico, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Punta Maldonado Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 08:23 Local Time
Thursday 15
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
W
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Punta Maldonado

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

Wind History at Punta Maldonado

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

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    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.0
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    55km away

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