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Puerto Cayo break guidePhoto by: Jonathan Flores

Puerto Cayo Surf Guide

Puerto Cayo in Manabi is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Puerto Cayo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Puerto Cayo:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Puerto Cayo 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 20% of the time in February while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% 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 Puerto Cayo Location Map

Interactive Puerto Cayo 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 Puerto Cayo is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Puerto Cayo is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Puerto Cayo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:45 Local Time
Monday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 14 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Puerto Cayo

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

Wind History at Puerto Cayo

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

Puerto Cayo Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jack from Ecuador
“Check out Los Suenos del Mar hotel right on the beach just north of the town of Puerto Cayo.

Friendly staff that speak Spanish and English.
Clean rooms at reasonable prices.
Big swimming pool.
Great restaurant serving both local and international food.
They have the best bacon cheeseburger and fries in Ecuador!
Their tacos are killer, they even have real gringo style steaks!
They have a cool little bar with cheap drinks.
Sand volley bar court.
Ping Pong table, 2 pool tables.

I'm telling ya, this place is cool!
They also rent surf boards, and offer lessons.

A great, empty beach that goes forever.
Smaller waves, but no crowds. Surf til ya drop!

The tourists all go to Mantanita, the locals all know the best surfing is in Cayo.”

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: very consistent
    35km away
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    Reliability: consistent
    38km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Puerto Cayo: