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Punta Ballena Reviews and Ratings

(Manabi, Ecuador)

Visitor reviews of Punta Ballena surf break

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Punta Ballena Ratings

Overall: 3.1. Based on 2 votes. Vote

Quality on a good day: 4.0

(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

Consistency of Surf: 3.0

(1: Punta Ballena is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

Regional Rating: 4.0

(1: Punta Ballena is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Manabi. 5: the best break in Manabi).

Difficulty Level: 3.0

(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

Onshore Wind: 2.0

(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Punta Ballena can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0

(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Punta Ballena are often excellent).

Water Quality: 4.0

(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

Crowds: 4.5

(1: Often too crowded. 5: Punta Ballena is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

Access: 2.0

(1: Getting to Punta Ballena requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).

Scenery: 5.0

(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).

Eating: 1.0

(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Punta Ballena, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).