About Playa del Socorro

This dark, sand and rock beach can have mellow fun peaks when small, but when the swell picks up, it shows its angrier, less forgiving side with powerful and hollow rights and lefts and a tricky entry and exit over rocks. Works through the tides but best at mid - watch out for rips when the size gets over head high. Pretty consistent as it picks up swell from N to W and can tolerate the E tradewinds.

Source: Playa del Socorro Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good spot for beginners in summer / when small. Gets heavy as size builds.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating


Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Can get crowded when good, usually only a couple of peaks working.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Punchy rocky break that picks up lots of swell with peaks that are fun when small but get hollow.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK when small, hard work usually.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Heavy, rocky and rippy when head high and above.


There is Beachfront parking - fills quickly.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, sup, bodyboard


Rocky, sandy beach.

Best Season

Works all year but best December - February

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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