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Engabao break guidePhoto by: Jimmy Ochoa

Engabao Surf Guide

Engabao in Guayas is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks,fishing lines etc.

Engabao Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Engabao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Engabao 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 Engabao (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Engabao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in March while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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).

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Interactive Engabao 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 Engabao is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Engabao is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Engabao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 March 2023, 12:49 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass on on on

Swell History at Engabao

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

Wind History at Engabao

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

Engabao Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Greg from Australia
“Great surf spot! pure Ecuador! out of the tourism sight, look for Daniel’s surf Shelter “hostal puerto Engabao” a local surfer that will help you to hook up with other spots also offers cheap an clean accommodation hostel is pretty cool cozy rooms surfboard rental mini surf shop and good coffee definitely recommend it.”

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