Los Capaes Spot ID
Photo credit: Juan Arias
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell NW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 24.2 °C
Los Capaes in Guayas is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.
Overall Los Capaes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Use this relief map to navigate to Guayas surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Los Capaes
Tide stations nearest to Los Capaes:
- Closest tide stationSanta Elena2 mi
- Second closest tide stationLa Libertad4 mi
- Third closest tide stationSalinas7 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationPuerto Lopez44 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationPlayas45 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Los Capaes:
- Closest ski areaHuascaran (Peru)528 mi
- Second closest ski areaChacaltaya (Bolivia)1313 mi
- Third closest ski areaSki Arpa (Chile)2211 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaPortillo (Chile)2229 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaLos Penitentes (Argentina)2232 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Los Capaes:
- Closest city locationSanta Elena (Ecuador)2 mi
- Second closest city locationLa Libertad (Ecuador)4 mi
- Third closest city locationSalinas (Ecuador)7 mi
- Fourth closest city locationPlayas (Ecuador)45 mi
- Fifth closest city locationJipijapa (Ecuador)63 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Los Capaes is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Los Capaes is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 109 km (68 miles) away.
- Third is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO) in Ecuador, 135 km (84 miles) away.
- Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador is 140 km (87 miles) away.
- General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Los Capaes and is 156 km (97 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Los Capaes, Guayas. Use the tab navigation above to view Los Capaes sea temperature, Los Capaes photographs, Los Capaes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Los Capaes webcams, current wind from Guayas live weather stations and Los Capaes 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 Los Capaes.