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El Faro ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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El Faro Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.9 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:47 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 14 14 13 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
E 10
Wind State off off cross-

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El Faro in Nayarit is an exposed reef and point break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bahia, 1 km from El Faro.

IS AT (local time)

El Faro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Francisco, 20 km from El Faro.


Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near El Faro

Overall El Faro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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El Faro Location Maps

El Faro Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Faro:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Faro:

Tide stations nearest to El Faro:

  • Closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Vallarta
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Blas
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Patricio
    119 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Isla del Bosque
    138 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to El Faro:

  • Closest ski area
    Ski Apache (United States)
    867 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mt Lemmon Ski Valley (United States)
    871 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sunrise Park Resort (United States)
    947 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sandia Peak (United States)
    1001 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Ski Santa Fe (United States)
    1030 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to El Faro:

  • Closest city location
    Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Tepic (Mexico)
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Ameca (Mexico)
    98 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Autlan de Navarro (Mexico)
    102 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tequila (Mexico)
    110 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Faro is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Faro is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 103 km (64 miles) away.
El Faro break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Faro, Nayarit. Use the tab navigation above to view El Faro sea temperature, El Faro photographs, El Faro detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Faro webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and El Faro tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Faro.