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Tumaco ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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Tumaco Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 21:02 Local time
WedThursday 16
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 15 15 5 6
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
SW 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Tumaco in Pacific is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Colombia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tumaco, 8 km from Tumaco.

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Tumaco Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ipiales/San Luis Airport, 169 km from Tumaco.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
10 °C

Current weather near Tumaco

Overall Tumaco Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Tumaco:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    70 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
    82 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Propicia (Ecuador)
    83 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tumaco is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tumaco is Guapi Airport (GPI), also in Colombia, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Third is El Rosal Teniente Mantilla (Tulcan) Airport (TUA) in Ecuador, 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • San Luis (Ipiales) Airport (IPI) in Colombia is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Antonio Narino (Pasto) Airport (PSO), also in Colombia is the fifth nearest airport to Tumaco and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
Tumaco break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tumaco, Pacific. Use the tab navigation above to view Tumaco sea temperature, Tumaco photographs, Tumaco detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tumaco webcams, current wind from Pacific live weather stations and Tumaco tide predictions. The Colombia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Colombia 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 Colombia 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 Tumaco.