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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 Guide

El Faro in Nayarit is an exposed reef and point break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

El Faro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.9°C

Surfing El Faro:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Faro occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view El Faro sea temperature, El Faro photographs, El Faro detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Faro webcams, current wind from Nayarit live weather stations and El Faro tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Mexico wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Faro

El Faro Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 01:05 Local time
SunMonday 13
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
WSW 10
Wind State on glass off glass

Tide Times:

At Bahia (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

El Faro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Vallarta Airport, 31 km from El Faro.


Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near El Faro

Overall El Faro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for El Faro: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for El Faro: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Kalum Temple Bruhwiler, El Faro photo

El Faro

Photo credit: Kfbdnska

El Faro Location Maps

El Faro Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nayarit surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of El Faro

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Faro:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Faro:

Tide stations nearest to El Faro:

  • Closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Vallarta
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    San Blas
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    San Patricio
    119 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Isla del Bosque
    138 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to El Faro is Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (Puerto Vallarta) Airport (PVR) in Mexico, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Faro is Tepic Airport (TPQ), also in Mexico, 103 km (64 miles) away.
El Faro break location map and break info