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El Faro ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Faro Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 31.2 °C

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Sunday, 17 June 2018, 17:30 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 15
WSW 25
Wind State cross-
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El Faro in Michoacan is an exposed river break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico, 5 km from El Faro.

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El Faro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 8km NNE of La Union, 39 km from El Faro.

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Overall El Faro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Faro is Lazaro Cardenas (Lazard Cardenas) Airport (LZC) in Mexico, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Faro is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), also in Mexico, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Licenciado Y Gen Ignacio Lopez Rayon (Uruapan) Airport (UPN), also in Mexico, 164 km (102 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Faro, Michoacan. 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 Michoacan 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.