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Punta San Carlos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Punta San Carlos Surf Guide

Punta San Carlos in Baja Norte is an exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The right hand reef break is better than the left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include urchins and rocks.

Punta San Carlos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta San Carlos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta San Carlos occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Punta San Carlos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in October while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Punta San Carlos Location Map

Interactive Punta San Carlos 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 San Carlos is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, which is 263 km (163 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta San Carlos is Punta Penasco Airport (PPE), also in Mexico, 271 km (168 miles) away.

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Punta San Carlos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 05:35 Local Time
Thursday 25
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NW 5
SW 10
NE
Wind State cross cross glass off

Swell History at Punta San Carlos

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

Wind History at Punta San Carlos

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

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    39km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    46km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    73km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    77km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Punta San Carlos: