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Atacames ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Atacames Surf Guide

Atacames in Esmiraldas is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Atacames Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent27.2°C

Surfing Atacames:

The best conditions reported for surf at Atacames occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Atacames sea temperature, Atacames photographs, Atacames detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Atacames webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Atacames 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 Atacames

Atacames Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 13:52 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

At Atacames (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Atacames Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Quito/new Intl, 199 km from Atacames.

light winds from the NNE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Atacames

Overall Atacames Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Atacames: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Atacames: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Atacames Location Maps

Atacames Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Atacames:

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Wave buoys nearest to Atacames:

Tide stations nearest to Atacames:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Esmeraldas
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    56 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    65 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Atacames is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 162 km (101 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Atacames is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 188 km (117 miles) away.
Atacames break location map and break info