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Los Capaes ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Los Capaes Surf Guide

Los Capaes in Guayas is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Los Capaes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Los Capaes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Los Capaes occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Los Capaes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in February while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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 Los Capaes Location Map

Interactive Los Capaes 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 Los Capaes is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Los Capaes is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 109 km (68 miles) away.

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Los Capaes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 22:39 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 0
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Swell History at Los Capaes

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

Wind History at Los Capaes

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

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