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Canoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.4

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Canoa break guidePhoto by: Ignacio Dominguez

Canoa Surf Guide

Canoa in Manabi is a fairly exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Canoa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Canoa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Canoa 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 Canoa (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Canoa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% 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 Canoa Location Map

Interactive Canoa 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 closest passenger airport to Canoa is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Canoa is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Canoa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 02:24 Local Time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross cross cross-

Swell History at Canoa

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

Wind History at Canoa

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

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