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

Overall: 3.2

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Punta Mala Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.5 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 06:03 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 5 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
SSW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Punta Mala in Manabi is an exposed point break that has dependable surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, 1 km from Punta Mala.

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Punta Mala Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pacific Seaside Puerto Cayo wx, 26 km from Punta Mala.


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Air temperature
19.4 °C

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Overall Punta Mala Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Punta Mala is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Punta Mala is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Punta Mala and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Punta Mala, Manabi. Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Mala sea temperature, Punta Mala photographs, Punta Mala detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Mala webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and Punta Mala 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 Mala.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.