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Punta Galera ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Punta Galera Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 08:43 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
S 10
SSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Punta Galera in Esmiraldas is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks and sharks.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Estero del Plátano, 6 km from Punta Galera.

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Punta Galera Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Esmeraldas Tachina, 51 km from Punta Galera.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
23.0 °C

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Overall Punta Galera Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Punta Galera is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 184 km (114 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Punta Galera is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 205 km (127 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Punta Galera, Esmeraldas. Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Galera sea temperature, Punta Galera photographs, Punta Galera detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Galera webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Punta Galera 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 Galera.