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Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Faro Surf Forecast / Michoacan / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 16 May 2021 CDT
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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 29.3 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 27.7 max: 29.6 min: 25.6 °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 29.3 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 27.7 max: 29.6 min: 25.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at El Faro (light winds from the SSW at Ixtapa Zihuatane Airport 77 km from El Faro).

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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 Sunday (May 16) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Faro in the next 12 days are 2.4m 18s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 4s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (CDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Sun 16th May)5ft (1.5m) 15s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 21st May)8ft (2.4m) 18s
Most Powerful 1AM (Fri 21st May)8ft (2.4m) 18s

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
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
524434535534535645535534424424333444
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T mexico.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
S
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
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11999888298381564157124342015184914181471177320282331363134313020249021611943169614341288763642674890576584683384323345727799805
5
E
15
SW
5
WSW
5
SW
15
SW
5
W
5
NW
20
WSW
5
WSW
5
WNW
20
SW
5
W
5
WNW
15
WSW
5
WSW
5
N
15
SW
5
W
5
N
15
SW
5
NW
0
SSE
15
SSW
5
NNW
0
WNW
20
SW
5
WNW
0
SE
15
SW
5
W
5
NNW
10
SW
0
W
5
ENE
10
S
5
NNW
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassonglass
8:38PM
0.62
7:37AM
0.19
8:43PM
0.59
7:20AM
0.24
8:41PM
0.57
7:39AM
0.30
8:38PM
0.56
8:10AM
0.35
8:38PM
0.55
8:48AM
0.40
8:42PM
0.54
9:30AM
0.45
8:51PM
0.54
10:18AM
0.48
9:03PM
0.54
11:12AM
0.49
9:14PM
0.53
12:20PM
0.50
9:21PM
0.52
2:00PM
0.50
9:04PM
0.51
5:00PM
0.54
12:02PM
0.13
5:05AM 12:35PM
0.17 0.11
4:24AM
0.22
1:02PM
0.09
3:38AM
0.22
1:27PM
0.09
3:12AM
0.19
1:54PM
0.11
3:07AM
0.13
2:23PM
0.14
3:18AM
0.06
2:54PM
0.19
3:39AM
-0.02
3:27PM
0.25
4:07AM
-0.07
4:02PM
0.32
4:41AM
-0.11
4:39PM
0.40
5:20AM
-0.12
5:24PM
0.47
6:08AM
-0.09

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

Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:15--7:15--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--
-8:14--8:14--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:16--8:16--8:16--8:17--8:17-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Thu morning, min 26°C on Tue 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.