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Viejamar break guidePhoto by: Rodrigo Alonso

Viejamar Surf Guide

Viejamar in Manabi is an exposed beach break that is often working. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. 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 consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Viejamar 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 50% of the time in March while 42% 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 Viejamar Location Map

Interactive Viejamar 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 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.

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Viejamar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 20:52 Local Time
WedThursday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Viejamar

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

Wind History at Viejamar

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
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    Reliability: consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Viejamar: