Rio Nexpa
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Rio Nexpa

Michoacan, Mexico



Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Rio Nexpa is a powerful and barreling, long to very long left river mouth break. This surf break can provide rides up to 500 meters long when the sections connect. Rio Nexpa's point break is a versatile wave that can accommodate different skill levels; sitting farthest outside is where the largest waves break and more advanced surfers sit. Inside, the waves are smaller and more forgiving for beginners; you can sit anywhere in between and catch waves ranging from small to large depending on how far out you paddle. Longboards and shortboards work well here. Consistency is year-round making it a preferred surf destination—locals claim you can surf 350 days a year and it can be surfed knee-high to double+ overhead.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    6 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Very Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    River mouth, Point
  • Swell directions
    S, NW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Big Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Barra de Nexpa is a small village located near the small township of Caleta de Campos in Michoacan, Mexico. It is an unpolluted beach full of wildlife, cabanas with palapa roofs, and very few restaurants; supplies are best brought in.

Amenities Nearby
  • Remote
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Diving
  • Fishing Charters
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