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Rio Tapextla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Rio Tapextla Surf Guide

Rio Tapextla in Oaxaca is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and sharks.

Rio Tapextla Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rio Tapextla:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rio Tapextla 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 Rio Tapextla (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rio Tapextla 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 71% of the time in December while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Rio Tapextla Location Map

Interactive Rio Tapextla 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 closest passenger airport to Rio Tapextla is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Mexico, 101 km (63 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rio Tapextla is Xoxocotlan International (Oaxaca) Airport (OAX), also in Mexico, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Rio Tapextla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 19:49 Local Time
SatSunday 28
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NNW 10
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Rio Tapextla

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

Wind History at Rio Tapextla

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

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