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Mompiche Surf Guide

Mompiche in Esmiraldas is an exposed point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.There is a left hand point break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Mompiche Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mompiche:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mompiche with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in February while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mompiche Location Map

Interactive Mompiche 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 Mompiche is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, which is 177 km (110 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mompiche is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 179 km (111 miles) away.

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Mompiche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 02:03 Local Time
Friday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
20
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Swell History at Mompiche

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

Wind History at Mompiche

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

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