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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:07 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Playa Ballena in Puerto Rico is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Puerto Rico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Guanica, Puerto Rico, 6 km from Playa Ballena.

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Playa Ballena Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At boca Guayanilla wx, 7 km from Playa Ballena.


Air temperature
32.8 °C

Current weather near Playa Ballena

Buoy Data:

At Southeast of Ponce Buoy, PR, 23 miles from Playa Ballena.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6 - - 5

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Overall Playa Ballena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • Closest city location
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    46 mi
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Ballena, Puerto Rico. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Ballena sea temperature, Playa Ballena photographs, Playa Ballena detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Ballena webcams, current wind from Puerto Rico live weather stations and Playa Ballena tide predictions. The Puerto Rico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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 Playa Ballena.