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El Playon Spot ID

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Type: beach and breakwater

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.2 °C

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Monday, 16 September 2019, 09:49 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 5 5 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NE 10
ENE 10
Wind State cross-

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El Playon in Zona del Centro is a sheltered beach and breakwater break that usually has waves. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, jetty.

Venezuela wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bahia de Cata, 3 km from El Playon.

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El Playon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Caracas Airport/Aeropuerto Internacional Simon Bolivar, 85 km from El Playon.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near El Playon

Overall El Playon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

The graph shows the variation of swells directed at El Playon over a normal September, ... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from differ... (show all text)

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Also see El Playon surf quality by season and El Playon surf quality by month.

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El Playon Location Maps

El Playon Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to El Playon:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    16 mi
  • Third closest city location
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    23 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Playon is General Bartolome Salom International (Puerto Cabello) Airport (PBL) in Venezuela, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Playon is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Simon Bolivar International (Caracas) Airport (CCS) in Venezuela, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Sub Teniente Nestor Arias (San Felipe) Airport (SFH) in Venezuela is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Barquisimeto International Airport (BRM), also in Venezuela is the fifth nearest airport to El Playon and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
El Playon break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Playon, Zona del Centro. Use the tab navigation above to view El Playon sea temperature, El Playon photographs, El Playon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Playon webcams, current wind from Zona del Centro live weather stations and El Playon tide predictions. The Venezuela swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Venezuela 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 Venezuela 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 Playon.