Located in Northern Baja, Mexico, Popotla is a fun left-hand point break that offers up a good barrel when the conditions line up. The waves here can be challenging to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a rocky reef.
What are the best surf conditions for Popotla?
Gets good between chest-high and overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here is somewhat consistent (5/10) and won’t be too crowded (5/10). The best winds are from the Southeast. The best swells are from the Northwest or West. Works on a mid to high tide best.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures rise to 31 degrees. In the winter a 4/3 is best when water temperatures drop to 16 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.