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

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Cabo de la Vela Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Caribbean Coast, Colombia)

Desert and Sea, Cabo de la Vela photo

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Sunset light, Cabo de la Vela photo

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Cabo de la Vela Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.6 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 19:08 Local time

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4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 55
ENE 50
ENE 50
ENE 40
Wind State cross-

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Cabo de la Vela in Caribbean Coast is a fairly exposed beach and point break that only works once in a while. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks,best to surf in a group.

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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 NE

Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near Cabo de la Vela

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

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Also see Cabo de la Vela surf quality by season and Cabo de la Vela surf quality by month.

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:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Playa Kasimesh 4 mi
Second closest break Punta Gallina 37 mi
Third closest break Dunas de Taroa 44 mi
Fourth closest break Las Gaviotas 115 mi
Fifth closest break Viento Fresco 122 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Cabo de la Vela:

Closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 652 mi
Second closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 700 mi
Third closest wave buoy SW Atlantic Buoy 768 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East of Bahamas Buoy 807 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 1005 mi

Tide stations nearest to Cabo de la Vela:

Closest tide station Manaure 35 mi
Second closest tide station Riohacha 68 mi
Third closest tide station Malecon 93 mi
Fourth closest tide station Maracaibo 108 mi
Fifth closest tide station Amuay 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.


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