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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 25 Feb 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 26.1 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 29.3 min: 22.7 °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 26.1 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 29.3 min: 22.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rio Chico (light winds from the WSW at Salinas-genUlpian 62 km from Rio Chico). no significant swell

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rio Chico this week:

The surf forecast for Rio Chico over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rio Chico in the next 7 days are 1.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 7s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 25) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (ECT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Best Surf 4PM (Wed 3rd Mar)2.5ft (0.8m) 16s
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 4th Mar)3.5ft (1.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rio Chico over the next 7 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
01102122222122222110333
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
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.180.cc23
0.5
NW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
1312111413131817161615151414141413131315161615
88757075102671091731711931861711671341271231201189084326411465
10
SSE
10
SSW
10
WSW
15
SSE
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
5
SSE
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
SSW
10
SW
10
S
10
SSW
10
WNW
5
N
5
SSE
10
WNW
5
NW
10
SSE
10
W
5
SE
10
SE
crosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
glassonglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
glassglass
2:16AM
1.94
3:00PM
2.07
3:02AM
2.08
3:38PM
2.24
3:44AM
2.21
4:16PM
2.39
4:26AM
2.31
4:54PM
2.49
5:08AM
2.36
5:33PM
2.54
5:51AM
2.37
6:14PM
2.52
6:36AM
2.32
6:56PM
2.43
8:37AM
0.39
9:03PM
0.57
9:18AM
0.24
9:44PM
0.41
9:57AM
0.12
10:24PM
0.26
10:37AM
0.04
11:05PM
0.15
11:17AM
0.02
11:46PM
0.09
11:58AM
0.06
12:29AM
0.09
12:42PM
0.16
1:15AM
0.15

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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2526262426262526262526252526262526262526262524
2426252426252425252425252426252426262526252524
2526262426262526262526252526262526262526262524
-6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31---
--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rio Chico Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rio Chico provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rio Chico can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rio Chico 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 (Rio Chico) 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 Rio Chico 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.

Rio Chico is 45 km (28 miles) from Jipijapa. If you plan a holiday in Manabi, look for hotels and other accommodation in Jipijapa. Jipijapa has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.