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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.5 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 19:46 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-
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El Cantil in Pacific Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of rocks, rips.

Colombia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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El Cantil Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Quibdó/El Caraño Airport, 89 km from El Cantil.


Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near El Cantil

Overall El Cantil Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to El Cantil:

  • Closest city location
    55 mi
  • Second closest city location
    114 mi
  • Third closest city location
    117 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    122 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Cantil is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Cantil is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Mandinga (Condoto) Airport (COG), also in Colombia, 103 km (64 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Cantil, Pacific. Use the tab navigation above to view El Cantil sea temperature, El Cantil photographs, El Cantil detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Cantil webcams, current wind from Pacific live weather stations and El Cantil 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 El Cantil.