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Zipolite ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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Zipolite Surf Guide

Zipolite in Oaxaca is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include sharks,.

Zipolite Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zipolite:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zipolite occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zipolite with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 57% of the time in November while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zipolite Location Map

Interactive Zipolite 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 Zipolite is Bahias De Huatulco International Airport (HUX) in Mexico, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zipolite is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM), also in Mexico, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Zipolite Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 17:32 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
SSW 5
WSW 5
W
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Zipolite

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

Wind History at Zipolite

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zipolite: