uk es it fr pt nl
Zicatela ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.9

See all 18 ratings

Based on 2 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed
Icon beach
Beach
Icon  s4
Zicatela location mapGet alerts  temp

Zicatela Surf Forecast / Oaxaca / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 16 May 2021 CDT
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Zicatela surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zicatela sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.3 max: 30.2 min: 27.8 °C)
Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Zicatela surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zicatela sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.3 max: 30.2 min: 27.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Oaxaca

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Zicatela (light winds from the NE at Puerto Escondido Airport 3 km from Zicatela).

    Zicatela
Expand
<
>
View all

2 h 5 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.


Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zicatela this week:

The surf forecast for Zicatela over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 21s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Zicatela in the next 12 days are 2.4m 18s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Mon 17th May)5ft (1.5m) 15s
Best Surf10PM (Thu 20th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 18s
Most Powerful 4AM (Fri 21st May)8ft (2.4m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Zicatela over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
445354345345465455555444334443344334
T mexico.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.4
SW
151520191817161616151619181817161616161615151514161715151514141918181716
1083936104316311834252320711899166314501424231723423328325326162282205818261551130512711254862596844752711791379384540528996815940
10
SSW
5
NW
10
W
20
WSW
10
W
10
W
15
WSW
10
WNW
10
W
15
WSW
10
WNW
5
WSW
15
SW
5
NW
5
SE
10
SSW
5
N
5
WNW
10
SW
5
WNW
5
SW
15
SW
10
NW
5
WSW
15
WSW
10
WNW
5
NW
5
SSW
10
NNW
5
ESE
10
SW
5
NNE
5
NE
10
W
5
NW
5
SW
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
glassonglasscrossonglassglassoncross-
on
glassoncrossglassoncrossglassoncross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
crossglass
7:05PM
1.07
7:30AM
0.75
7:40PM
1.04
8:06AM
0.75
8:16PM
1.01
8:45AM
0.77
8:54PM
0.97
9:29AM
0.80
9:37PM
0.92
10:19AM
0.86
10:27PM
0.87
11:17AM
0.93
11:24PM
0.82
12:18PM
1.01
12:28AM
0.79
1:21PM
1.11
1:34AM
0.78
2:22PM
1.19
2:39AM
0.79
3:21PM
1.26
3:40AM
0.83
4:18PM
1.31
4:39AM
0.87
1:42AM
0.16
1:09PM
0.21
2:16AM
0.18
1:48PM
0.23
2:50AM
0.19
2:31PM
0.24
3:25AM
0.20
3:22PM
0.26
4:03AM
0.19
4:22PM
0.27
4:47AM
0.17
5:32PM
0.26
5:37AM
0.14
6:45PM
0.24
6:33AM
0.11
7:56PM
0.19
7:33AM
0.06
9:00PM
0.14
8:33AM
0.02
10:00PM
0.08
9:34AM
-0.02
10:54PM
0.04
10:32AM
-0.04

Note: the tide data above is for Puerto Escondido which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zicatela.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Zicatela blow from the NE

Sun
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
some cloudsclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- dercloudyrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
---23-44--------2----22-114-13-172---
312931302930302830302830302830302731312831312831312930292830302827292831
302729292729292729292628292628292629302730292729302628292829292626292729
312931302930302830302830302830302731312831312831312930292830302827292831
--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56
7:51--7:51--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:53--7:53--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 31°C on Sun afternoon, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 26°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 26°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm (max 31°C on Fri morning, min 26°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Zicatela surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.


Information about the Zicatela Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zicatela provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Zicatela can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zicatela surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Zicatela) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Zicatela may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Oaxaca? If you are looking for accommodation near Zicatela, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Oaxaca, consider staying in Puerto Escondido which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Oaxaca where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Nopala which is 31 km (19 miles) away and Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, 73 km (45 miles) away.