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El Faro Surf Forecast / Michoacan / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Monday 06 Feb 2023 CST
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El Faro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Faro sea temperature is 27.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.1 max: 28.6 min: 25.7 °C)
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El Faro surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Faro sea temperature is 27.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.1 max: 28.6 min: 25.7 °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 Tuesday (Feb 07) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Faro in the next 12 days are 1.2m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 09) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Tue 7th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 13s
Best Surf12PM (Wed 8th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful 3AM (Thu 9th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 14s

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

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Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Sat
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
232333442432331220331331331331221331
Swell
Height Map
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T mexico.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
S
0.7
S
1
SSW
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
Period(s) (?)131413141515141414141313131212121215141417161514141313131212121214131313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)178303229316322519519542534527396390321297210164131176236217297257462429331295290229224210144103148225222163
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNW
10
NE
15
SSW
5
N
10
NE
15
SSW
5
N
5
NNE
15
SW
5
NNW
5
NNE
15
SW
5
NE
5
NNE
15
SW
5
N
5
NE
20
SW
5
N
5
ENE
15
SW
5
NW
5
NE
15
WSW
5
NNW
5
NNE
15
SW
5
NNW
5
N
15
SW
5
NNW
5
NNE
15
SW
5
N
5
N
15
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
offglasscross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offglasscross-
on
offoffcross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:58PM
0.32
8:39AM
0.50
10:42PM
0.32
8:52AM
0.47
10:02PM
0.36
9:00AM
0.42
9:42PM
0.41
8:54AM
0.36
9:31PM
0.46
8:19AM
0.30
9:23PM
0.50
7:19AM
0.29
9:18PM
0.55
6:41AM
0.32
9:19PM
0.59
6:44AM
0.37
9:28PM
0.61
7:05AM
0.43
9:43PM
0.63
7:33AM
0.49
10:03PM
0.63
8:04AM
0.54
10:26PM
0.61
8:35AM
0.56
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:56AM
0.32
4:16PM
0.10
2:33AM
0.27
3:54PM
0.15
3:07AM
0.24
3:24PM
0.18
3:37AM
0.23
2:45PM
0.18
4:02AM
0.24
2:04PM
0.15
4:14AM
0.26
1:39PM
0.09
3:59AM
0.29
1:37PM
0.00
3:30AM
0.32
1:51PM
-0.08
3:14AM
0.34
2:14PM
-0.15
3:13AM
0.34
2:42PM
-0.20
3:23AM
0.33
3:12PM
-0.22
3:41AM
0.32
3:43PM
-0.20

Note: the tide data above is for Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Faro.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 N

Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Sat
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C242727242627242727242727242728242727242727242627232626232626232626232727
Low °C232426222326212326202226222427222426222426212326202225202225202226212326
Feels °C (?)272927272728272727272727272727252726252726242626242525242524242525252526
Sunrise-7:18--7:18--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:15--7:13--7:13--7:13-
Sunset--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:49--6:49--6:50--6:50--6:51

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 21°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 20°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sat morning, min 20°C on Wed 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Michoacan? If you are looking for accommodation near El Faro, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Michoacan, consider staying in Lazaro Cardenas which is 10 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Michoacan where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include La Orilla which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Las Guacamayas and Zihuatanejo.