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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 Surf Forecast / Manabi / Ecuador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 ECT
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Punta Ballena surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Punta Ballena sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 29.5 min: 23.3 °C)
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Punta Ballena surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Punta Ballena sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 29.5 min: 23.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Punta Ballena (light winds from the SSW at Manta/eloy Alfar 93 km from Punta Ballena).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Punta Ballena this week:

The surf forecast for Punta Ballena over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Punta Ballena in the next 12 days are 1.4m 18s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 20) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (May 18) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (ECT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Tue 18th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s
Best Surf10PM (Wed 19th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 18s
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 20th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Punta Ballena over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
323334422223212311222322222322211322
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T ecuador.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
161616161918181716161616151515141414141615151514141413181817161615151514
58042543635353510561159998838691683573414326314214164151109422291393348161203208214249418290346362322309305233
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
10
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
20
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
15
WSW
15
SW
10
SSW
15
WSW
15
SW
10
SSW
15
WSW
10
SW
10
WSW
15
W
10
WSW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
SW
5
WSW
10
WSW
10
SW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
10
SW
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrossglasscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross
8:05PM
2.23
8:54AM
2.28
9:05PM
2.16
9:55AM
2.31
10:15PM
2.15
10:58AM
2.40
11:26PM
2.23
11:59AM
2.55
12:32AM
2.39
12:55PM
2.73
1:30AM
2.58
1:48PM
2.90
2:23AM
2.77
2:38PM
3.04
3:14AM
2.94
3:28PM
3.12
4:04AM
3.04
4:17PM
3.13
4:54AM
3.07
5:06PM
3.07
5:44AM
3.03
5:57PM
2.94
2:05PM
0.95
2:26AM
0.74
3:04PM
0.98
3:24AM
0.79
4:12PM
0.94
4:29AM
0.78
5:21PM
0.81
5:35AM
0.71
6:23PM
0.61
6:36AM
0.59
7:19PM
0.38
7:33AM
0.44
8:10PM
0.16
8:26AM
0.31
9:00PM
-0.01
9:18AM
0.20
9:48PM
-0.12
10:09AM
0.16
10:36PM
-0.15
11:00AM
0.18
11:25PM
-0.10
11:51AM
0.26
12:15AM
0.02

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Punta Ballena blow from the SE

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
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cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Thu morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Punta Ballena Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Punta Ballena provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Punta Ballena can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Punta Ballena surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Punta Ballena) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Punta Ballena may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Punta Ballena is 48 km (30 miles) from Bahia de Caraques. If you plan a holiday in Manabi, look for hotels and other accommodation in Bahia de Caraques. Bahia de Caraques has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.