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

Overall: 3.5

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Tonchigue Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 23:21 Local time
MonTuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 4 4 13 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Tonchigue in Esmiraldas is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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At ASCATB280E1N, 75 km from Tonchigue.

moderate winds from the SW

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Overall Tonchigue Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Tonchigue is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tonchigue is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 193 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tonchigue, Esmeraldas. Use the tab navigation above to view Tonchigue sea temperature, Tonchigue photographs, Tonchigue detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tonchigue webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Tonchigue 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 Tonchigue.

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.