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Chabela (Playas de villamil) Surf Guide

Chabela (Playas de villamil) in Guayas is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from northwest winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is no point break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rocks.

Chabela (Playas de villamil) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chabela (Playas de villamil):

The best conditions reported for surf at Chabela (Playas de villamil) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chabela (Playas de villamil) (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Chabela (Playas de villamil) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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 Chabela (Playas de villamil) Location Map

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Chabela (Playas de villamil) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 March 2023, 17:41 Local Time
Saturday 25Sun
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 16 17 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Chabela (Playas de villamil)

Surf stats for Chabela (Playas de villamil), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chabela (Playas de villamil)

Wind stats for Chabela (Playas de villamil), 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 Chabela (Playas de villamil). Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Chabela (Playas de villamil):