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Punta Sayulita break guidePhoto by: Jay Ailworth

Punta Sayulita Surf Guide

Punta Sayulita in Nayarit is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A left hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Punta Sayulita Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
30.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Sayulita:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Sayulita with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in October while 36% 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.
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).

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Interactive Punta Sayulita 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 Sayulita is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Sayulita is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Punta Sayulita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 02:27 Local Time
Saturday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 19 12 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Punta Sayulita

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

Wind History at Punta Sayulita

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

Punta Sayulita Reviews:

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Based on 15 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.3
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.1
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Doug warner from United States
“Great beginners wave and good for intermediates too. Nearly Keats has surf.”

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