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El Mansito ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Mansito Surf Guide

El Mansito in Guayas is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks left and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

El Mansito Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Mansito:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Mansito occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Mansito with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in February while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Mansito Location Map

Interactive El Mansito 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 closest passenger airport to El Mansito is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Mansito is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 103 km (64 miles) away.

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El Mansito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 15:43 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 19 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SW 5
SW 10
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Swell History at El Mansito

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

Wind History at El Mansito

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

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