Punta Ballena Spot ID
Best: Swell NW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 26.9 °C
Punta Ballena in Manabi is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.
Overall Punta Ballena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- 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.
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.