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Punta Mala ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Punta Mala Surf Guide

Punta Mala in Manabi is an exposed point break that has dependable surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Punta Mala Spot Info

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Surfing Punta Mala:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Mala sea temperature, Punta Mala photographs, Punta Mala detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Mala webcams, current wind from Manabi live weather stations and Punta Mala 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 Mala

Punta Mala Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 18:37 Local time
Friday 03Sat
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SW 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, 1 km from Punta Mala.

IS AT (local time)

Punta Mala Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 70 km from Punta Mala.

light winds from the SSW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Punta Mala

Overall Punta Mala Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

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Punta Mala Location Maps

Punta Mala 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 Mala

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Mala:

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Wave buoys nearest to Punta Mala:

Tide stations nearest to Punta Mala:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Lopez
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    44 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    La Libertad
    46 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Elena
    46 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    47 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Punta Mala is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 70 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Punta Mala is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Punta Mala and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
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