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Sharkbay break guidePhoto by: Paulo Preis

Sharkbay Surf Guide

Sharkbay in Guayas is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Sharkbay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sharkbay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sharkbay 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 Sharkbay (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sharkbay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% 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 Sharkbay Location Map

Interactive Sharkbay 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 Sharkbay is Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador, 79 km (49 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sharkbay is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC), also in Ecuador, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Sharkbay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 March 2023, 12:36 Local Time
Saturday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass on on on

Swell History at Sharkbay

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

Wind History at Sharkbay

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

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