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El Canal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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El Canal Surf Forecast / Amber Coast / Dominican Republic

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 16 Apr 2021 AST
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El Canal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Canal sea temperature is 26.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.4 max: 27.0 min: 25.7 °C)
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El Canal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Canal sea temperature is 26.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.4 max: 27.0 min: 25.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Amber Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at El Canal (light winds from the ENE at Puerto Plata IN Airport 5 km from El Canal).

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2 h 21 min ago

Light
11 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Canal this week:

The surf forecast for El Canal over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Canal in the next 12 days are 1.2m 11s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (AST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Fri 16th Apr)2.5ft (0.7m) 11s
Best Surf 2AM (Sat 17th Apr)3.5ft (1.1m) 11s
Most Powerful11AM (Sat 17th Apr)4ft (1.2m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Canal over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
132130000011020021030031030030021131
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T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T britishvirginislands.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.9
N
1.1
NNE
1.2
NNE
1.2
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.5
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.4
NNE
0.5
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NNE
1.4
E
1.3
E
0.4
NE
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
0.9
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
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125314343331221135634241406087791461262515121226322318525827923530422419923425899246148212210290228
15
E
5
SSE
10
NE
15
E
10
SSE
15
E
30
E
10
SSE
20
E
30
E
10
SSE
20
ESE
30
E
15
SE
25
E
30
E
15
SE
20
E
30
E
15
SE
20
E
30
E
20
ESE
25
E
30
E
20
ESE
20
E
30
E
10
SE
20
E
25
E
10
SSE
20
ENE
25
E
15
SE
20
ENE
crossoffcross-
on
crossoffcrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross
12:10AM
0.67
12:06PM
0.42
12:55AM
0.65
12:51PM
0.41
1:44AM
0.64
1:45PM
0.40
2:37AM
0.63
2:46PM
0.42
3:31AM
0.63
3:50PM
0.45
4:25AM
0.63
4:51PM
0.50
5:17AM
0.63
5:48PM
0.57
6:08AM
0.63
6:42PM
0.65
6:58AM
0.62
7:34PM
0.72
7:47AM
0.61
8:26PM
0.79
8:37AM
0.58
9:18PM
0.83
9:27AM
0.56
5:13PM
0.14
6:53AM
0.22
5:53PM
0.16
7:43AM
0.24
6:37PM
0.17
8:36AM
0.24
7:30PM
0.18
9:28AM
0.23
8:31PM
0.19
10:17AM
0.22
9:39PM
0.18
11:01AM
0.18
10:47PM
0.16
11:44AM
0.15
11:52PM
0.14
12:25PM
0.10
12:54AM
0.11
1:08PM
0.06
1:54AM
0.09
1:51PM
0.02
2:52AM
0.07
2:37PM
-0.00
3:49AM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Canal blow from the S

Fri
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wed
28
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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262224272325282325292224272224272224272324272325272325282225282325272324
262428282529302630302730292529282529272527272527282529292529292628282527
--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15
7:00--7:00--7:00--7:00--7:00--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:02--7:02--7:02--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 30°C on Sun afternoon, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 22°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SE by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 22°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Mon night).

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Information about the El Canal Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Canal provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Canal can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Canal surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Canal) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Canal may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Canal is 18 km (11 miles) from Puerto Plata. If you plan a holiday in Amber Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Puerto Plata. Puerto Plata has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.