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Frente A Bahia ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Frente A Bahia break guidePhoto by: Craig Williams

Frente A Bahia Surf Guide

Frente A Bahia in Manabi is a reasonably exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Frente A Bahia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Frente A Bahia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Frente A Bahia occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Frente A Bahia (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Frente A Bahia 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 10% of the time in March while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
85%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Frente A Bahia Location Map

Interactive Frente A Bahia 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 Frente A Bahia is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Frente A Bahia is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Frente A Bahia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 02:24 Local Time
Sunday 20
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
15
Wind State glass glass cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Frente A Bahia

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

Wind History at Frente A Bahia

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

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    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.4
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    27km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    48km away

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