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San Mateo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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San Mateo break guidePhoto by: Marcos Bravo

San Mateo Surf Guide

San Mateo in Manabi is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

San Mateo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing San Mateo:

The best conditions reported for surf at San Mateo occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

San Mateo Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 17:30 Local time
Friday 03Sat
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 20
SSW 20
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Escondido, 4 km from San Mateo.

IS AT (local time)

San Mateo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manta/Eloy Alfaro International Airport, 18 km from San Mateo.

moderate winds from the SSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near San Mateo

Overall San Mateo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for San Mateo: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for San Mateo: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

dia de tubos, San Mateo photo

San Mateo

Photo credit: Marcos Bravo

LA CHANCHITA, San Mateo photo

San Mateo

Photo credit: Ricardo

San Mateo photo

San Mateo

Photo credit: Jafe Lopez

Pico 2011., San Mateo photo

San Mateo

Photo credit: Oscar Moscoso

San Mateo Location Maps

San Mateo 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 San Mateo

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to San Mateo:

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Wave buoys nearest to San Mateo:

Tide stations nearest to San Mateo:

  • Closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Bahia Caraquez
    37 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Puerto Lopez
    42 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    La Libertad
    88 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    88 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to San Mateo is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Mateo is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Chachoan (Ambato) Airport (ATF), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to San Mateo and is 252 km (157 miles) away.
San Mateo break location map and break info