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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 Forecast / Oaxaca / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 CDT
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Zipolite surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zipolite sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.1 max: 30.0 min: 28.1 °C)
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Zipolite surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zipolite sea temperature is 29.5 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.1 max: 30.0 min: 28.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Zipolite (light winds from the SW at Bahías de Huatulco Airport 30 km from Zipolite).

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30 km away, 2 h 13 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
SW
28.0
29.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zipolite this week:

The surf forecast for Zipolite over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 19s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Zipolite in the next 12 days are 1.9m 18s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (CDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Mon 10th May)2ft (0.6m) 19s
Best Surf 7AM (Wed 12th May)5ft (1.6m) 16s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sat 15th May)6ft (1.9m) 18s

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

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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
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
222333442224345445445444445455445344
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
0.7
S
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.1
SSW
111918181716161615151418141717171618171616161520191817161616151520191818
146243404547921587104212149628577326666287801320158884320241796173412891098840838161416402277207118261437132312881368198923642696
10
SSW
10
W
10
WSW
15
SSW
10
W
10
WSW
15
SW
15
W
15
W
20
WSW
15
W
5
NE
15
WSW
5
NW
5
SSW
15
SW
5
NW
5
SE
15
SSW
5
W
5
W
15
SW
5
NW
5
SSE
15
SW
10
W
5
SSE
15
SW
5
NW
5
ESE
15
SSW
10
W
5
WSW
20
SW
15
W
10
W
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glassglassoncrossglasscross-
on
crosscross
2:39AM
0.64
3:09PM
0.90
3:29AM
0.63
3:52PM
0.94
4:13AM
0.63
4:32PM
0.98
4:55AM
0.64
5:11PM
0.99
5:33AM
0.64
5:48PM
1.00
6:11AM
0.65
6:26PM
0.99
6:49AM
0.65
7:05PM
0.96
7:28AM
0.64
7:44PM
0.93
8:09AM
0.64
8:25PM
0.90
8:53AM
0.66
9:08PM
0.86
9:41AM
0.70
9:54PM
0.82
10:33AM
0.76
8:52PM
0.10
8:35AM
0.08
9:44PM
0.07
9:17AM
0.08
10:29PM
0.05
9:57AM
0.08
11:10PM
0.03
10:36AM
0.07
11:48PM
0.01
11:14AM
0.05
12:24AM
-0.01
11:53AM
0.04
1:01AM
-0.02
12:32PM
0.03
1:39AM
-0.02
1:12PM
0.02
2:17AM
-0.01
1:54PM
0.02
2:56AM
-0.00
2:41PM
0.04
3:36AM
0.01
3:35PM
0.07
4:19AM
0.01

Note: the tide data above is for Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Zipolite.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Zipolite blow from the N

Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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1---------1324-416-31-18-12-53--1----
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292729302729302729292728302729282629292829302730302829302729292830302830
302831312831312931312829302831312831302831312831312931312830302831312931
--6:58--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:54
7:45--7:45--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:49--7:49--7:49--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm (max 31°C on Mon morning, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 31°C on Wed afternoon, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 31°C on Sun morning, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 31°C on Tue afternoon, min 27°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Zipolite Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zipolite provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Zipolite can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zipolite 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 (Zipolite) 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 Zipolite 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 Zipolite, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Oaxaca, consider staying in Puerto Escondido which is 63 km (39 miles) away. Other places in and around Oaxaca where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz which is 77 km (48 miles) away and Nopala, 86 km (53 miles) away.