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Punta Manzanillo Surf Guide

Punta Manzanillo in Tola Province is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and rocks.

Punta Manzanillo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Manzanillo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Manzanillo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Punta Manzanillo (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Punta Manzanillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 90% of the time in July while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Punta Manzanillo Location Map

Interactive Punta Manzanillo 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 Punta Manzanillo is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 86 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Manzanillo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 103 km (64 miles) away.

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Punta Manzanillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 September 2022, 13:10 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 9
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Swell History at Punta Manzanillo

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

Wind History at Punta Manzanillo

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

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