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Jaime Noia surfeando en el Luis Aldaco Clasico 2014, 3Ms
Backside Off the Lip, 3Ms
3Ms ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.3

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3Ms break guidePhoto by: Jaime Caton Noia

3Ms Surf Guide

3Ms in Baja Norte is a quite exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Watch out for rocks, pollution and sharks.

3Ms Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 3Ms:

The best conditions reported for surf at 3Ms occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 3Ms (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 3Ms 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 37% of the time in January while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 3Ms Location Map

Interactive 3Ms 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 3Ms is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 3Ms is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ), also in Mexico, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 17:45 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 2.0
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.8
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
E 5
NE 20
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Wind State cross glass cross-
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Swell History at 3Ms

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Wind History at 3Ms

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