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Punta Palmilla break guide

Punta Palmilla Surf Guide

Punta Palmilla in Baja Sur is an exposed reef and point break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef Sometimes crowded. Beware of .

Punta Palmilla Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Palmilla:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Palmilla with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 94% of the time in May while 4% 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.
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 Palmilla Location Map

Interactive Punta Palmilla 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 Palmilla is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Palmilla is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 139 km (86 miles) away.

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Punta Palmilla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 04:42 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Punta Palmilla

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

Wind History at Punta Palmilla

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

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