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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at El Faro (calm at Punta Marina Zihuatanejo De Azueta Municipality wx 69 km from El Faro). 0.6m 19 s period swell from WNW with an additional 0.5m 12 s period swell from WNW
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El Faro Surf Forecast / Michoacan / Mexico

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 16 Dec 2017 CST

El Faro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's El Faro sea temperature is 29.0 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.3 min: 26.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
NW
0.7
WNW
0.9
NW
1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.9
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
WNW
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.8
SSW
Period(s) (?)1219181716151514141413131212121615152019181716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1593124495945394143352142061511161087877879592146290343395355341
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
5
NNE
15
NNE
5
WSW
5
NNE
10
NNE
15
WSW
5
N
15
NNE
10
WSW
5
ENE
5
NE
15
SSW
5
NNE
5
NNE
15
SSW
5
NE
5
NNW
15
SSW
5
NE
10
NNE
5
SSW
5
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcrossoffcross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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glasscross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:13AM
0.49



5:07AM
0.51


6:11AM
0.55


6:48AM
0.57


7:14AM
0.56


7:31AM
0.55





Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:12PM
0.00


4:17PM
0.02


4:13PM
0.04


4:06PM
0.05


4:03PM
0.08


4:01PM
0.10


3:53PM
0.14




Note: the tide data above is for Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Faro.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Faro blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2926303228323328323328303026302926293026303127
Low °C
2825262926262926272926272825262724252724262926
Chill °C (?)
2926303228323328323328303026302926293026303127
Sunrise
--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:15--
Sunset
6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:17--6:17--6:19--6:19-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Mon afternoon, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Faro Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Faro provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at El Faro can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Faro surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Faro) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Faro may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Michoacan? If you are looking for accommodation near El Faro, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Michoacan, consider staying in Lazaro Cardenas which is 10 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Michoacan where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include La Orilla which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Las Guacamayas and Zihuatanejo.