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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: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.2 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 19:52 Local time
Sunday 29Mon
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
W 10
SW 15
Wind State on 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.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Casa Blanca, 7 km from Tonchigue.

IS AT (local time)

Tonchigue Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Quito/new Intl, 204 km from Tonchigue.

light winds from the NNE.(Wind varies from 360 to 060 degs)

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Tonchigue

Overall Tonchigue Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tonchigue:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tonchigue:

Tide stations nearest to Tonchigue:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Puerto de Esmeraldas
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    71 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Tonchigue:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    706 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Chacaltaya (Bolivia)
    1443 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    2348 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    2372 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    2375 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Tonchigue:

  • Closest city location
    Propicia (Ecuador)
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
    19 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Rosa Zarate (Ecuador)
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador)
    92 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tumaco (Colombia)
    103 mi


  • 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.
Tonchigue break location map and break info

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.