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Olas Verdes break guidePhoto by: Paulo Preis

Olas Verdes Surf Guide

Olas Verdes in Guayas is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Olas Verdes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Olas Verdes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Olas Verdes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Olas Verdes 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 45% of the time in March while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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 Olas Verdes Location Map

Interactive Olas Verdes 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 Olas Verdes is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Olas Verdes is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC), also in Ecuador, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Olas Verdes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 30 January 2023, 07:39 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Olas Verdes

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

Wind History at Olas Verdes

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

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