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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

Overall: 3.1

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Punta Ballena Spot ID

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Punta Ballena

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.0 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:47 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 5 4 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
WSW 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross cross-

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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.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Punta Ballena Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the S

Air temperature
29.1 °C

Current weather near Punta Ballena

Overall Punta Ballena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Punta Ballena Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Ballena:

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Wave buoys nearest to Punta Ballena:

Tide stations nearest to Punta Ballena:

  • Closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Bahia Caraquez
    29 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    89 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Punta Ballena break location map and break info

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.