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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 clean conditions at El Faro (calm at Punta Marina Zihuatanejo De Azueta Municipality wx 69 km from El Faro). 1.1m 15 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.9m 10 s period swell from SSE , plus 1.1m 6 s period wind swell from W
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El Faro Surf Forecast / Michoacan / Mexico

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 17 Jun 2018 CDT

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 31.2 °C (Statistics for 17 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 29.7 min: 26.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
SW
1.1
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1.1
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1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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1
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0.8
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0.8
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0.9
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1.1
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1.4
SSW
1.5
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1.6
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Period(s) (?)1616151515141415151414141318171618181716151514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)5656205814964894824124184033622612722293294925544223954486129539571042
Wind
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5
WNW
20
WSW
25
SSE
5
SE
10
SSE
0
NW
5
ESE
10
SSW
5
WSW
0
ESE
10
SW
5
W
5
NE
5
E
5
NE
10
NE
10
SSW
5
NE
5
NE
10
SW
5
NNE
0
N
15
SW
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
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6:41PM
0.57



7:14PM
0.59
7:12AM
0.30

7:47PM
0.59
8:22AM
0.37

8:19PM
0.59
9:16AM
0.44

8:50PM
0.56
10:06AM
0.50

9:18PM
0.53
10:55AM
0.53




Low Tide
/ height (m)



11:12AM
0.09

2:29AM
0.18
12:40PM
0.11

2:41AM
0.11

1:47PM
0.13
3:06AM
0.04

2:44PM
0.16
3:34AM
-0.01

3:38PM
0.20

4:03AM
-0.04
4:30PM
0.25



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
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
1101364----4--3-1---------
High °C
2929262627262728272828272726252929262929272929
Low °C
2727242426252627252628252524242627252628252728
Chill °C (?)
2929262627262728272828272726252929262929272929
Sunrise
7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13-
Sunset
-8:24--8:24--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:25--8:27
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 156mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 24°C on Thu afternoon). 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.