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Frente A Bahia ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Frente A Bahia Spot ID

Ecuador, Frente A Bahia photo

Frente A Bahia

Photo credit: Ricardo

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.4 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 00:55 Local time
MonTuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 13 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Frente A Bahia in Manabi is a reasonably exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Puerto de Bahia Caraquez, Ecuador, 4 km from Frente A Bahia.

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Frente A Bahia Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 45 km from Frente A Bahia.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
22 °C

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Overall Frente A Bahia Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Frente A Bahia is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Frente A Bahia is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Chachoan (Ambato) Airport (ATF), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Frente A Bahia and is 218 km (135 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Frente A Bahia, Manabi. Use the tab navigation above to view Frente A Bahia sea temperature, Frente A Bahia photographs, Frente A Bahia detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Frente A Bahia webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and Frente A Bahia 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 Frente A Bahia.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.