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Estero del Plátano ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Estero del Plátano Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.9 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 03:13 Local time
Saturday 21
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 5 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 20
SW 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Estero del Platano in Esmiraldas is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Estero del Plátano Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 200 km from Estero del Plátano.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
23 °C

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Overall Estero del Plátano Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Estero del Plátano is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 190 km (118 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Estero del Plátano is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 201 km (125 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Estero del Plátano, Esmeraldas. Use the tab navigation above to view Estero del Plátano sea temperature, Estero del Plátano photographs, Estero del Plátano detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Estero del Plátano webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Estero del Plátano 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 Estero del Plátano.