Zipolite in Oaxaca is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favored 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.
What’s the best time of year to surf Zipolite (for consistent clean waves)?
November Best Season: winterThe 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.
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.