uk es it fr pt nl

La Puntilla Surf Guide

La Puntilla in Guayas is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. A reef breaks left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of accessibility, rips and rocks.

La Puntilla Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Puntilla:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Puntilla occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Puntilla with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% 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).

Explore La Puntilla Location Map

Interactive La Puntilla 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 La Puntilla is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Puntilla is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 122 km (76 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Map placeholder
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
La Puntilla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 March 2023, 09:23 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on glass cross-

Swell History at La Puntilla

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

Wind History at La Puntilla

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near La Puntilla. Click below to view there surf guides.

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Puntilla: