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El Murcielago ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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El Murcielago break guidePhoto by: Raul Muentes

El Murcielago Surf Guide

El Murcielago in Manabi is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

El Murcielago Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent25.4°C

Surfing El Murcielago:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view El Murcielago sea temperature, El Murcielago photographs, El Murcielago detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Murcielago webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and El Murcielago tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador 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 Ecuador 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 Murcielago

El Murcielago Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 18:01 Local time
Friday 03Sat
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Manta, Ecuador, 1 km from El Murcielago.

IS AT (local time)

El Murcielago Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 7 km from El Murcielago.

light winds from the SSW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near El Murcielago

Overall El Murcielago Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

Rmm Photograpy, El Murcielago photo

El Murcielago

Photo credit: Raul

Pico perfecto, El Murcielago photo

El Murcielago

Photo credit: Raul Muentes

El Murcielago Location Maps

El Murcielago Location Map

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to El Murcielago:

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Wave buoys nearest to El Murcielago:

Tide stations nearest to El Murcielago:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Bahia Caraquez
    32 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Puerto Lopez
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    La Libertad
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Murcielago is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Murcielago is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Chachoan (Ambato) Airport (ATF), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to El Murcielago and is 242 km (150 miles) away.
El Murcielago break location map and break info