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Cabo Pasado Surf Guide

Cabo Pasado in Manabi is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Cabo Pasado Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabo Pasado:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabo Pasado occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cabo Pasado (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cabo Pasado with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in February while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabo Pasado Location Map

Interactive Cabo Pasado surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Cabo Pasado is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cabo Pasado is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Cabo Pasado Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:21 Local Time
Monday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 17 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cabo Pasado

Surf stats for Cabo Pasado, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cabo Pasado

Wind stats for Cabo Pasado, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cabo Pasado. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s44.4
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    27km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    28km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    30km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    34km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cabo Pasado: