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Tonchigue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tonchigue Surf Guide

Tonchigue in Esmiraldas is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Tonchigue Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tonchigue:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tonchigue occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tonchigue with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in February while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tonchigue Location Map

Interactive Tonchigue 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 nearest passenger airport to Tonchigue is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tonchigue is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Tonchigue Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 17:44 Local Time
Thursday 25Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.8
N
0.4
NW
0.8
N
0.8
N
Period (s) 7 13 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
SW 15
SSW 15
SSW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Tonchigue

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

Wind History at Tonchigue

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

Tonchigue Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Manuel Pallares from Ecuador
“Tonchigue presenta una buena oportunidad para los surfistas especialemente cuado entra el Norte”

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