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San Pancho (San Francisco) break guidePhoto by: Chris Parsons (LightStyle Photography)

San Pancho (San Francisco) Surf Guide

San Pancho(San Francisco) in Nayarit is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips, sharks and rocks.

San Pancho (San Francisco) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing San Pancho (San Francisco):

The best conditions reported for surf at San Pancho (San Francisco) occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing San Pancho (San Francisco) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in October while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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 Pancho (San Francisco) Location Map

Interactive San Pancho (San Francisco) 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 Pancho (San Francisco) is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to San Pancho (San Francisco) is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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San Pancho (San Francisco) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 06:12 Local Time
Friday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at San Pancho (San Francisco)

Surf stats for San Pancho (San Francisco), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at San Pancho (San Francisco)

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

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