About Playa Linda

Playa Linda is a mellow, user-friendly left-hand point break/river mouth that also has a shorter right available. This popular spot in the Zihuatanejo area's thriving surf scene. Picking up consistent south swells during the northern hemisphere summer, Playa Linda is a great option for beginners and intermediate surfers looking to ride a few longish rides.

Source: Playa Linda Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Great for beginners and intermediate surfers, but probably a bit slow for experts.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Lots of local surfers, but they are pretty friendly.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Consistent crowd of local and visiting surfers.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Playa Linda is pretty soft, but the left runs for a bit, making it great for beginners.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Mellow paddle for a mellow wave.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Like most river mouth breaks, Playa Linda can get dirty after rains.

Additional Information


Rock, rips.


Drive down to the beach, walk across the rocks, and paddle out.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish


Sand and rock.

Best Season

The Mexican state of Guerrero is in the northern hemisphere, so the high season is during the summer.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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