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

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El Faro Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nayarit, Mexico)


El Faro Spot ID:

Type: reef and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.8 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 23:23 Local time

Mon Tuesday 31
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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El Faro in Nayarit is an exposed reef and point break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks, rips.

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Tide Times:

For Bahia, 1 km from El Faro.

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At San Francisco, 20 km from El Faro.


Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near El Faro

Overall El Faro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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El Faro Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Faro:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Bahia 0 mi
Second closest break El Anclote 1 mi
Third closest break Punta De Mita 2 mi
Fourth closest break La Lancha 2 mi
Fifth closest break Costa Banderas 5 mi

Wave buoys nearest to El Faro:

Closest wave buoy Corpus Christi Buoy 704 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 745 mi
Third closest wave buoy Freeport Buoy 809 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy West Gulf Buoy 830 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Galveston Buoy 909 mi

Tide stations nearest to El Faro:

Closest tide station Bucerias 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

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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

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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.


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