Punta Ballena ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

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Punta Ballena Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Manabi, Ecuador)

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Punta Ballena Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.0 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 23:36 Local time

Sat Sunday 19
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Punta Ballena in Manabi is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks and rocks.

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At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 93 km from Punta Ballena.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
26 °C

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Ballena:

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Closest break Cabo Pasado 17 mi
Second closest break Perdernales 22 mi
Third closest break Canoa 26 mi
Fourth closest break Frente A Bahia 31 mi
Fifth closest break La Bellaca 33 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Punta Ballena:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 1172 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 1415 mi
Third closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 1623 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East of Bahamas Buoy 1771 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1785 mi

Tide stations nearest to Punta Ballena:

Closest tide station Pedernales 27 mi
Second closest tide station Puerto de Bahia Caraquez 29 mi
Third closest tide station Muisne 58 mi
Fourth closest tide station Manta 58 mi
Fifth closest tide station Propicia 89 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Punta Ballena:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 645 mi
Second closest ski area Chacaltaya (Bolivia) 1400 mi
Third closest ski area Ski Arpa (Chile) 2335 mi
Fourth closest ski area Portillo (Chile) 2353 mi
Fifth closest ski area Los Penitentes (Argentina) 2355 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Punta Ballena:

Closest city location Bahia de Caraques (Ecuador) 30 mi
Second closest city location Chone (Ecuador) 38 mi
Third closest city location Manta (Ecuador) 62 mi
Fourth closest city location Portoviejo (Ecuador) 65 mi
Fifth closest city location Rosa Zarate (Ecuador) 70 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Punta Ballena is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Punta Ballena is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 97 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Punta Ballena, Manabi. Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Ballena sea temperature, Punta Ballena photographs, Punta Ballena detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Ballena webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and Punta Ballena 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 Punta Ballena.


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