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Viejamar break guidePhoto by: Rodrigo Alonso

Viejamar Surf Guide

Viejamar in Manabi is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips, undertow.

Viejamar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent25.0°C

Surfing Viejamar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Viejamar occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Viejamar Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 18:16 Local time
Friday 03Sat
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SW 10
SSW 10
Wind State on cross-

Tide Times:

For Ayampe, 6 km from Viejamar.

IS AT (local time)

Viejamar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Salinas/gen Ulpi, 63 km from Viejamar.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Viejamar

Overall Viejamar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Viejamar: see the swell variation by month.


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

Left at Viejamar photo


Photo credit: Rodrigo Alonso

La derecha de Viejamar. Right at Viejamar photo


Photo credit: Rodrigo Alonso

Good right for body boards and bords in Viejamar photo


Photo credit: Rodrigo Alonso

Viejamar Location Maps

Viejamar 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 Viejamar

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Viejamar:

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Wave buoys nearest to Viejamar:

Tide stations nearest to Viejamar:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Lopez
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    La Libertad
    40 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Santa Elena
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    50 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Viejamar is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Viejamar is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Viejamar and is 204 km (127 miles) away.
Viejamar break location map and break info