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Tilapa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Tilapa Surf Guide

Tilapa in Pacific Coast is an exposed river break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Tilapa Spot Info

Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tilapa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tilapa occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tilapa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in November 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 Tilapa Location Map

Interactive Tilapa 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 Tilapa is Tapachula International Airport (TAP) in Mexico, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tilapa is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 182 km (113 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tilapa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 1 March 2021, 19:50 Local Time
MonTuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Tilapa

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

Wind History at Tilapa

Wind stats for Tilapa, 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 Tilapa. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/pier
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    26km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    56km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetties
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    82km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    100km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tilapa: