El Faro Spot ID
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Type: reef and point
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 25.5 °C
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.
Overall El Faro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
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Ski Resorts closest to El Faro:
- 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.
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.