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La Caracola

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La Caracola

Photo credit: Marcos Vicioso Carbonell

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.5 °C

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Saturday, 17 March 2018, 23:27 Local time
SatSunday 18
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 7 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
E 25
E 25
Wind State cross-

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La Caracola in Caribbean Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and private access.

Colombia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Arrecifes, 3 km from La Caracola.

IS AT (local time)

La Caracola Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santa Marta/Simón Bolívar International Airport, 36 km from La Caracola.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
29 °C

Current weather near La Caracola

Overall La Caracola Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to La Caracola is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to La Caracola is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH) in Colombia, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo (Valledupar) Airport (VUP) in Colombia is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Rafael Nunez (Cartagena) Airport (CTG), also in Colombia is the fifth nearest airport to La Caracola and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Caracola, Caribbean. Use the tab navigation above to view La Caracola sea temperature, La Caracola photographs, La Caracola detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Caracola webcams, current wind from Caribbean live weather stations and La Caracola 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 La Caracola.