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Rio Chico ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Rio Chico Surf Forecast / Manabi / Ecuador

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 ECT
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Rio Chico surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rio Chico sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.7 max: 29.3 min: 23.4 °C)
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Rio Chico surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rio Chico sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.7 max: 29.3 min: 23.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Manabi

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rio Chico (light winds from the SSE at Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport 81 km from Rio Chico). no significant swell

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How big are the waves at Rio Chico today?

The current surf forecast for Rio Chico at 4AM is: 0.5m 13s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.4m 16s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 12:00am March 03). The wind direction is predicted to be glassy.

Time (ECT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (03 Mar)1.5ft (0.4m)15s
Afternoon (03 Mar)2.5ft (0.7m)16s
Evening (03 Mar)2.5ft (0.8m)16s

Table - waves today at Rio Chico. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM
11112233233333333333221
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T ecuador.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1313131515161616161615151515141414141414141413
83807984116198264322314353390453447435412341293293293288218264183
0
E
5
SSE
5
ENE
5
E
10
SSW
10
SW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
5
N
0
ENE
5
SE
5
ESE
5
WSW
10
W
5
NW
5
NNE
0
NNE
5
ESE
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SW
10
WSW
glassglassglassoffcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
on
6:36AM
2.32
6:56PM
2.43
7:25AM
2.22
7:43PM
2.30
8:19AM
2.09
12:29AM
0.09
12:42PM
0.16
1:15AM
0.15
1:30PM
0.31
2:04AM
0.26
2:23PM
0.49

Note: the tide data above is for Ayampe which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rio Chico.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rio Chico blow from the ENE

Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
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