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Rosarito ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.8

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Rosarito break guidePhoto by: alberto orozco

Rosarito Surf Guide

Rosarito in Baja Norte is an exposed beach,reef and rivermouth break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Be aware that the sea here is polluted.

Rosarito Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rosarito:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rosarito occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rosarito with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in July while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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 Rosarito Location Map

Interactive Rosarito 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 Rosarito is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rosarito is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Rosarito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:20 Local Time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SW 0
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Swell History at Rosarito

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Wind History at Rosarito

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

Rosarito Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.4
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Kristian from Mexico
“I've lived in Rosarito for about a year now and surf almost every day, usually with just one or two other guys or alone. This is a great place with a variety of breaks from punchy beach breaks to long wedgy points and reefs. Everything I read about this place was wrong, the water is clean, it's never really crowded when in comparison to places in California, and it's really safe. I'm actually shocked at how few surfers are in the water, usually a crowded day is about 8 guys, and that only happens in the summer when a good swell comes. I mainly surf at the pier but have surfed other spots that get a little more crowded like K38, Rauls,and Baja Malibu. These spots will usually have more visitors where as the pier is empty most of the time, even when it's firing. I love the local guys here too, they're cool, they share the waves, and they cheer you on when your going for one screaming, "Dále dále!" Which is like sing go for it. Overall, I love surfing here and have not intentions on leaving anytime soon. So if you come down, I'll be the only gringo surfing the pier.”

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