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Punta Ballena ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Punta Ballena break guidePhoto by: javier zambrano

Punta Ballena Surf Guide

Punta Ballena in Manabi is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Punta Ballena Spot Info

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Surfing Punta Ballena:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Ballena sea temperature, Punta Ballena photographs, Punta Ballena detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Ballena webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and Punta Ballena tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ecuador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Punta Ballena

Punta Ballena Surf:

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 20:41 Local time
WedThursday 04
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 17 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 10
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Tide Times:

At Punta Ballena (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Punta Ballena Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta-Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 93 km from Punta Ballena.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
25.4 °C

Current weather near Punta Ballena

Overall Punta Ballena Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Punta Ballena: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Punta Ballena: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Surfista manabita Javier Zambrano, Punta Ballena photo

Punta Ballena


javier zambrano, Punta Ballena photo

Punta Ballena

Photo credit: javier zambrano

Punta Ballena Location Maps

Punta Ballena Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Manabi surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Punta Ballena

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Ballena:

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Wave buoys nearest to Punta Ballena:

Tide stations nearest to Punta Ballena:

  • Closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Bahia Caraquez
    29 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    89 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Punta Ballena is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Punta Ballena is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 97 km (60 miles) away.
Punta Ballena break location map and break info