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Rancho San Carlos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rancho San Carlos Surf Guide

Rancho San Carlos in Baja Sur is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. A reef breaks right. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Rancho San Carlos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rancho San Carlos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rancho San Carlos occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rancho San Carlos 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 91% of the time in May while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Rancho San Carlos Location Map

Interactive Rancho 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 Rancho San Carlos is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rancho San Carlos is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 139 km (86 miles) away.

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Rancho San Carlos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 01:52 Local Time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
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Swell History at Rancho San Carlos

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

Wind History at Rancho San Carlos

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

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