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Estero del Plátano ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Estero del Plátano Surf Forecast / Esmeraldas / Ecuador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 23 Apr 2021 ECT
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Estero del Plátano surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Estero del Plátano sea temperature is 27.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.2 max: 29.5 min: 24.3 °C)
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Estero del Plátano surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Estero del Plátano sea temperature is 27.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 26.2 max: 29.5 min: 24.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Estero del Plátano (light winds from the SW at Manta/eloy Alfar 200 km from Estero del Plátano).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Estero del Plátano this week:

The surf forecast for Estero del Plátano over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Estero del Plátano in the next 12 days are 1.3m 17s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 29) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 16s period and expected on Friday (Apr 23) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (ECT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Fri 23rd Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 15s
Best Surf 1AM (Wed 28th Apr)3ft (0.9m) 18s
Most Powerful10AM (Thu 29th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Estero del Plátano over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T ecuador.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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1
SW
0.2
WNW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.2
WNW
0.3
N
0.3
N
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.5
SW
1612151412661818161616151918181616161715151616151414141313181712161613
496184652971465111499191913529938351668657470192974376362862042441240729725320510947116874088
15
SW
15
SSW
15
W
10
SW
10
SW
10
W
0
WNW
10
SW
15
WSW
15
SSW
20
SSW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
15
SW
15
W
0
SSE
0
SSW
10
W
10
SSW
15
SSW
15
WSW
5
SW
15
SSW
20
WSW
15
SW
15
SW
20
WSW
10
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
20
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
12:40PM
2.52
1:04AM
2.47
1:32PM
2.76
1:57AM
2.69
2:19PM
3.00
2:47AM
2.91
3:05PM
3.20
3:34AM
3.09
3:50PM
3.33
4:21AM
3.20
4:36PM
3.36
5:08AM
3.23
5:23PM
3.30
5:56AM
3.17
6:11PM
3.15
6:47AM
3.03
7:02PM
2.94
7:42AM
2.85
7:59PM
2.71
8:44AM
2.67
9:03PM
2.49
9:53AM
2.53
6:16AM
0.77
6:57PM
0.75
7:13AM
0.59
7:50PM
0.48
8:04AM
0.40
8:37PM
0.22
8:52AM
0.22
9:23PM
-0.00
9:39AM
0.10
10:08PM
-0.14
10:26AM
0.04
10:54PM
-0.19
11:13AM
0.07
11:41PM
-0.14
12:03PM
0.18
12:29AM
0.00
12:54PM
0.36
1:22AM
0.20
1:51PM
0.56
2:19AM
0.42
2:56PM
0.75
3:24AM
0.62
4:10PM
0.87

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Estero del Plátano blow from the ESE

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
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262726252626252626252626252525252626252626252626252626252525252625252525
252625252626252626252625252524232525242525242625252525242525242525252525
262726252626252626252626252525252626252626252626252626252525252625252525
-6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:11--6:11-
--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Estero del Plátano Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Estero del Plátano provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Estero del Plátano can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Estero del Plátano surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Estero del Plátano) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Estero del Plátano may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Esmeraldas? If you are looking for accommodation near Estero del Plátano, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Esmeraldas, consider staying in Propicia which is 50 km (31 miles) away. Other places in and around Esmeraldas where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Esmeraldas which is 51 km (32 miles) away and Rosa Zarate, 85 km (53 miles) away.