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El Canal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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El Canal Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.5 °C

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Sunday, 21 October 2018, 04:05 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
N
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N
1.0
N
1.0
N
Period (s) 10 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSW 5
NE 10
NE
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El Canal in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef too.. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of urchins, rocks, sharks and coral.

Dominican Republic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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El Canal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Plata, 4 km from El Canal.

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Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near El Canal

Overall El Canal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to El Canal is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Canal is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Herrera International (Santo Domingo) Airport (HEX) in Dominican Republic, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) Airport (SDQ) in Dominican Republic is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Cap Haitien Airport (CAP) in Haiti is the fifth nearest airport to El Canal and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Canal, Amber Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view El Canal sea temperature, El Canal photographs, El Canal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Canal webcams, current wind from Amber Coast live weather stations and El Canal tide predictions. The Dominican Republic swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Dominican Republic and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Dominican Republic wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Canal.