The Best Surf Spot – Swell in Ixtapa

The best waves near to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

The waves on the beaches of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, some information about the Swell and images to learn more about Surfing in the region.

My name is Alberto Barbosa & I am a Tourist Guide, I hope to help you find The Best Surf Spot and enjoy the Best Waves near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Surfing Playa Linda. Escolleras, Gatas
Surfing Playa Linda. Escolleras, Gatas. September 2022

If you have questions or require a Surf Trip do not hesitate to contact me, I can take you to know the best Waves of the Mexican Pacific.

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Wave Forecast in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

The weather forecast on the internet is mainly an approach to see the weather conditions in a certain place.

This will help create projection based on our experience to determine if they will benefit the conditions of any particular beach.

Swell in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo:

Report of Surf in Escolleras Ixtapa

Surf Forecast in Troncones

Best Seasons for Surfing in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

According to the current season, certain beaches may have better conditions for the practice of this water sport.

A little more than eight months we have the ideal waves very close on our beaches, the remaining time you can look in the Secret Points the best conditions in the Surf.

During the Spring and Summer seasons the most consistent Swell is presented as well as the direction of the South and Southwest waves is usually ideal on the beaches near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Big Waves in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

In spring season usually arrives the waves that originate to the South of the Coasts of the Mexican Pacific Ocean, it is also in this season when the great waves and swells of the Bottom Sea arrive.

This groundswell creates large waves that move to the coasts for many kilometers, allowing good conditions in the period of the waves as well as a comfortable, sunny and predictable environment days before their arrival, working very well in Surfing mainly on the beaches of Punta de Roca and Arrecife.

Also the Groundswell does much of the work in accommodating the sandbanks deposited on the Beaches and improving the soil on the Beaches known as Beach Breaks, forming better waves normally in the Summer season.

The Best Surf Spot – Swell in Ixtapa

Throughout the state of Guerrero as in many states of the Pacific Ocean coast there are countless Surf Spots, some of them: solitary, secret or to be discovered; these are just some well-known places.

The Beaches for Surfing near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo:

  • Barra de Potosí
  • Las Gatas
  • The Jetties
  • Playa Linda,
  • Saladita
  • Troncones
  • The Ranch

I invite you to visit them, if you need, I can help you with Transport, Tables and as a Guide I am Certified and I know a good part of the Mexican coast.

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Remember the beaches must take care of them, keep them clean, ideal avoid introducing plastics, styrofoam or glass as well as damaging the flora or fauna of the place.

As for Surfing: be respectful of local athletes, know and apply the Rules in this sport.

1. Surfing in Barra de Potosí

Barra de Potosí is a beach with very good waves for Surfing, it is not frequent that the right conditions are given since there are several factors in its nature for these mythical waves to occur.

They are usually very long left waves with fast sections as well as other parts of their route to cut back.

Josh in Barra de Potosi Surf
Surfing in Barra de Potosí

The direction of the waves that most benefit you in Barra de Potosí is from the West and winds from the East (East).

This part of the beach is protected from the big waves of the South by Cerro del Huamilule, if the other very particular factors of Barra de Potosí if they present usually form spectacular waves.

2. Las Gatas Beach in Zihuatanejo Bay

This fabulous Wave is one of the best Left in Mexico, rarely does the necessary waves to open these waves so special for Local Surfers.

Las Gatas is a very important reef to know and take care of for its natural beauty.

surf beach las gatas zihuatanejo
Surf Playa Las Gatas Zihuatanejo

3. Escolleras Ixtapa Beach

Las Escolleras is one of the closest beaches and crowded by locals, it is at the end at the northern end of Playa el Palmar in Ixtapa.

It is a beach break with strong waves, normally the wave works well in spring and summer, suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers level.

4. Playa Linda

Very close to Ixtapa is one of the most consistent points in wave seasons in the Area, surfing in Playa Linda takes place on a wide area mainly in front of the Fonatur Trailer Park and beyond the mouth of the river.

playa linda swell surfing guide
Surfing in Playa Linda – Swell Summer 2021

5. La Saladita Beach

La Saladita is undoubtedly one of the world’s paradises for Longboard Surfing, surfers experts in this category of surfboards visits her every year.

It is an important place to visit for Surfers in search of the Perfect Waves, there are usually visitors closely related to Surf Tourism from different countries, the place retains balance in its architecture and respect for the environment.

It is also suitable for Surf Lessons, on the beach there are very good Surf Schools that you can find located on the beach, however it is appropriate to book them in advance.

I commonly share the work with local people, so feel comfortable asking about a Surf School; if you need it I can also offer you the personalized training service.

More information about La Saladita

6. Troncones

One of the favorite places for Surfing is Troncones, with very good waves during: spring, summer and autumn; it commonly features defined peaks along the beach.

It is also an excellent beach for training, learning and level improvement in Surfing, this by exceeding the capabilities demanded by athletes the power of their waves.

To explore and get to know Troncones better in the Surf you will have to visit the beach break, reef and rock point near this beach area.

Troncones is one of the best surf spots mainly for Intermediate Surfers with enough experience as well as advanced.

For beginners in Surfing in Troncones it is suitable to learn through surf lessons for safety, several Surf Schools are located in the community.

7. The Ranch

Playa el Rancho is already a place of reference in Surfing, it is currently very visited by locals and foreigners.

There are normally good wave conditions, mainly athletes travel in shortboard and longboard on long-distance left waves on their boards

Playa Rancho
Surfing El Rancho Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Most likely El Rancho is the place with the best waves during the mornings around spring, summer and autumn; occasionally there is also good waves several weeks during the winter.

Search for best Swell in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Like several athletes, every day we are looking for Better Point locating the Beaches that benefit the swell of the moment.

Do not hesitate to contact if you have questions or need support, advice; we will gladly assist you

Alber.Tours Surfing Mexico: Surf Trips, Board Rentals, Surf Lessons; Tourist Guide in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Undoubtedly very close to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo there are these excellent beaches for Surfing, each one very good and the best that many of them with several months of good swell.

However as mentioned above are the 7 most known and frequented places near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, there are still many more to visit.

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