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El Unico Surf Guide

El Unico in Puerto Rico is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's often crowded here. Take care of rips, locals and pollution.

El Unico Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Unico:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Unico occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Unico 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 14% of the time in November while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Unico Location Map

Interactive El Unico 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.

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El Unico Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 15:15 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
E
0.8
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
E 20
ESE 10
SE 10
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at El Unico

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

Wind History at El Unico

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

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