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San Mateo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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San Mateo Spot ID

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San Mateo

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San Mateo

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San Mateo

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San Mateo

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:20 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-

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San Mateo in Manabi is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Escondido, 4 km from San Mateo.

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San Mateo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 18 km from San Mateo.

light winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near San Mateo

Overall San Mateo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to San Mateo is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Mateo is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Chachoan (Ambato) Airport (ATF), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to San Mateo and is 252 km (157 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Mateo, Manabi. Use the tab navigation above to view San Mateo sea temperature, San Mateo photographs, San Mateo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Mateo webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and San Mateo 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 San Mateo.