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San Hipolito ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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San Hipolito Surf Guide

San Hipolito in Baja Sur is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rips, sharks and rocks.

San Hipolito Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Hipolito:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Hipolito occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing San Hipolito with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in September while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% 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 San Hipolito Location Map

Interactive San Hipolito 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 San Hipolito is Loreto International Airport (LTO) in Mexico, which is 287 km (178 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to San Hipolito is General Jose Maria Yanez International (Guaymas) Airport (GYM), also in Mexico, 324 km (201 miles) away.

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San Hipolito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 06:32 Local Time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 15 15 21 21
Wind (km/h) 25
N 15
W 30
W 30
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

Swell History at San Hipolito

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

Wind History at San Hipolito

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

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