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El Loco Surf Guide

El Loco in Liberia is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is falling. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

El Loco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Loco:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Loco occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Loco (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Loco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in November while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Loco Location Map

Interactive El Loco surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to El Loco is Monrovia Spriggs Payne Airport (MLW) in Liberia, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Loco is Monrovia Roberts International Airport (ROB), also in Liberia, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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El Loco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 00:01 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 20
SW 15
WSW 10
W
Wind State cross-
on
on on cross-
on

Swell History at El Loco

Surf stats for El Loco, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Loco

Wind stats for El Loco, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    Reliability: very consistent
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