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Tijuana Sloughs break guidePhoto by: Brandon Garcia

Tijuana Sloughs Surf Guide

Tijuana Sloughs in Baja Norte is an exposed beach break that is often working. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of pollution, sharks,stingrays.

Tijuana Sloughs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tijuana Sloughs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tijuana Sloughs 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 Tijuana Sloughs (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tijuana Sloughs 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 47% of the time in January while 52% 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).

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Interactive Tijuana Sloughs 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 Tijuana Sloughs is General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tijuana Sloughs is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Tijuana Sloughs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 04:53 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Tijuana Sloughs

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

Wind History at Tijuana Sloughs

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

Tijuana Sloughs Reviews:

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Jeffrey from United States
“Your discrption of the Tijuana Sloughs is actually for the "Boca Rio" beach break, which is, basically, the shorebreak for the Tijuana Sloughs. The Sloughs itself is a REEF break (cobblestone) extending from 300 yards to over 1/2 mile offshore. It only breaks on the biggest northwest and north groundswells, creating rides often measured in hundreds of yards. The waves can get very big, maintaining beautiful shape, are extremely powerful, and create extrordinarily dangerous conditions for the unprepared.”

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