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Type: river and Point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.6 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 13:48 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
ENE 25
E 25
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Buritaca in Caribbean Coast is an exposed river and Point break that is usually a safe bet. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Sometimes crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Colombia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Santa Marta/Simón Bolívar International Airport, 51 km from Buritaca.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Buritaca

Overall Buritaca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Buritaca is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 52 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Buritaca is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH), also in Colombia, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo (Valledupar) Airport (VUP) in Colombia, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ) in Colombia is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Rafael Nunez (Cartagena) Airport (CTG), also in Colombia is the fifth nearest airport to Buritaca and is 211 km (131 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Buritaca, Caribbean. Use the tab navigation above to view Buritaca sea temperature, Buritaca photographs, Buritaca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Buritaca webcams, current wind from Caribbean live weather stations and Buritaca tide predictions. The Colombia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Colombia 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 Colombia 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 Buritaca.