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Perdernales break guidePhoto by: Jose Maria

Perdernales Surf Guide

Perdernales in Manabi is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Perdernales Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Perdernales:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Perdernales 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 27% of the time in February while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% 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 Perdernales Location Map

Interactive Perdernales 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 Perdernales is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, which is 128 km (80 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Perdernales is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Perdernales Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 03:23 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 10 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Perdernales

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

Wind History at Perdernales

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

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