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El Murcielago ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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El Murcielago Spot ID

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El Murcielago

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El Murcielago

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.6 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 14:44 Local time
Friday 21Sat
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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El Murcielago in Manabi is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Manta, Ecuador, 1 km from El Murcielago.

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El Murcielago Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta-Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 6 km from El Murcielago.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
25.8 °C

Current weather near El Murcielago

Overall El Murcielago Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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El Murcielago Location Maps

El Murcielago Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Murcielago is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Murcielago is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Chachoan (Ambato) Airport (ATF), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to El Murcielago and is 242 km (150 miles) away.
El Murcielago break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Murcielago, Manabi. Use the tab navigation above to view El Murcielago sea temperature, El Murcielago photographs, El Murcielago detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Murcielago webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and El Murcielago tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador 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 Ecuador 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 Murcielago.