Guacuco Reviews and Ratings
(Venezuela – Isla Margarita)
Visitor reviews of Guacuco surf break
August 18, 2012
Albert Philipp Tarter from Venezuela
Playa Guacuco is a beachbreak that is reliable if you are looking for waves between 0.6 and 1.8 meters. It is quite consistent all over the year, altough winter season is known as the best, being responsible for higher and stronger waves. Located in the south of the caribbean, it occurs that hurricanes heading north 'shave' the island and wave height increases up to 3 meters. On the other hand, everyday waves present the flaw to be too short and too irregular to allow longer rides (superior to 40 seconds).
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Quality on a good day: 1.5
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
(1: Guacuco is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 2.0
(1: Guacuco is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Venezuela - Isla Margarita. 5: the best break in Venezuela - Isla Margarita).
Difficulty Level: 1.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 2.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Guacuco can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 3.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Guacuco, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Guacuco are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Guacuco is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Guacuco requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Guacuco for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Guacuco is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Guacuco is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 2.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Guacuco, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Guacuco where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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