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Playa Bruja ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Playa Bruja Surf Guide

Playa Bruja in Guayas is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Playa Bruja Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Bruja:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Bruja 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.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
73%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Bruja Location Map

Interactive Playa Bruja 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 Playa Bruja is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Bruja is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE), also in Ecuador, 97 km (60 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Playa Bruja Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 23:21 Local Time
SatSunday 11
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
W 10
SW 5
SW
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Playa Bruja

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

Wind History at Playa Bruja

Wind stats for Playa Bruja, 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 Playa Bruja. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    27km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    30km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Bruja:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.