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El Faro ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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El Faro Surf Forecast / Nayarit / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 07 May 2021 CDT
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Today's El Faro sea temperature is 25.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.6 min: 24.2 °C)
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Today's El Faro sea temperature is 25.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.6 min: 24.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 31 km away suggest it is still onshore at El Faro (moderate winds from the SW at Puerto Vallarta Airport).

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31 km away, 1 h 0 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
SW
27.0
25.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Faro this week:

The surf forecast for El Faro over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Faro in the next 12 days are 0.7m 17s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Fri 7th May)1.5ft (0.4m) 14s
Best Surf10PM (Tue 11th May)2.5ft (0.7m) 16s
Most Powerful 1PM (Fri 14th May)2.5ft (0.7m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Faro 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
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
100000001112213212213223323312202313
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T mexico.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
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10
NNW
15
WNW
5
NE
5
SSW
15
W
5
NE
5
N
15
NW
10
E
15
NNW
15
NW
5
ENE
5
NNE
10
W
5
NNE
10
NNE
15
NW
10
NE
10
N
15
NW
10
NE
5
N
15
WNW
5
E
5
NNE
15
WNW
5
SE
0
ESE
15
W
5
E
5
NE
20
WNW
10
NNE
5
N
20
NW
10
NNE
cross-
off
crossglassglasscross-
on
glassglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crossoffglasscrossglassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
8:53PM
1.36
9:12AM
1.25
9:06PM
1.40
9:41AM
1.28
9:21PM
1.44
10:10AM
1.29
9:37PM
1.47
10:38AM
1.28
9:54PM
1.49
11:07AM
1.24
10:12PM
1.49
11:35AM
1.18
10:31PM
1.48
12:05PM
1.11
10:50PM
1.45
12:40PM
1.03
11:09PM
1.40
1:30PM
0.95
11:30PM
1.34
11:53PM
1.24
12:13AM
1.11
2:38PM
0.47
3:10AM
0.43
3:00PM
0.50
3:31AM
0.32
3:21PM
0.53
3:53AM
0.23
3:41PM
0.58
4:16AM
0.18
4:00PM
0.62
4:41AM
0.15
4:18PM
0.68
5:07AM
0.16
4:33PM
0.73
5:34AM
0.20
4:46PM
0.77
6:04AM
0.26
4:56PM
0.82
6:39AM
0.34
4:59PM
0.87
7:27AM
0.42
8:45AM
0.50

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 Faro blow from the NE

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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242524242524252625262625262726262725262725262726272724262624252624252624
242525242524262625262626262726272726262726262726272726262625262626262625
7:28--7:28--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:22--
-8:28--8:29--8:29--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:30--8:31--8:31--8:32--8:32-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Faro Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Faro provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Faro can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Faro 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 Faro) 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 Faro 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 Faro is 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto Vallarta. If you plan a holiday in Nayarit, look for hotels and other accommodation in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.