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San Juan de Alima ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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San Juan de Alima Surf Guide

San Juan de Alima in Michoacan is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

San Juan de Alima Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Juan de Alima:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Juan de Alima occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing San Juan de Alima with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore San Juan de Alima Location Map

Interactive San Juan de Alima 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 San Juan de Alima is Colima Airport (CLQ) in Mexico, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to San Juan de Alima is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO), also in Mexico, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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San Juan de Alima Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 16:28 Local Time
Wednesday 12Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) -
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0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.5
NW
Period (s) - 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
WNW 10
NNW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at San Juan de Alima

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

Wind History at San Juan de Alima

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near San Juan de Alima. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    44km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To San Juan de Alima: