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Cabo de la Vela ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Cabo de la Vela Spot ID

Desert and Sea, Cabo de la Vela photo

Cabo de la Vela

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Sunset light, Cabo de la Vela photo

Cabo de la Vela

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 09:11 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 6 11 11 6
Wind (km/h) 40
E 40
E 35
E 40
Wind State cross-

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Cabo La Vela in Caribbean is an exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the north.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks,best to surf in a group.

Colombia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Cabo de la Vela Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Riohacha/Almirante Padilla Airport, 111 km from Cabo de la Vela.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
29 °C

Current weather near Cabo de la Vela

Overall Cabo de la Vela Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Cabo de la Vela Location Maps

Cabo de la Vela Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cabo de la Vela:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cabo de la Vela:

Tide stations nearest to Cabo de la Vela:

  • Closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    68 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    93 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    137 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Cabo de la Vela:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    1521 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    1722 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    1723 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    1725 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    1725 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Cabo de la Vela:

  • Closest city location
    Maicao (Colombia)
    58 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Riohacha (Colombia)
    70 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    108 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    San Juan del Cesar (Colombia)
    114 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Santa Rita (Venezuela)
    124 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cabo La Vela is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH) in Colombia, which is 112 km (70 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cabo La Vela is La Chinita International (Maracaibo) Airport (MAR) in Venezuela, 191 km (119 miles) away.
Cabo de la Vela break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cabo de la Vela, Caribbean. Use the tab navigation above to view Cabo de la Vela sea temperature, Cabo de la Vela photographs, Cabo de la Vela detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cabo de la Vela webcams, current wind from Caribbean live weather stations and Cabo de la Vela 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 Cabo de la Vela.