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Arrecifes Surf Guide

Arrecifes in Caribbean Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The right reef break is best, but there is a left reef too. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Arrecifes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arrecifes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arrecifes occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Arrecifes (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Arrecifes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in October while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arrecifes Location Map

Interactive Arrecifes surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Arrecifes is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Arrecifes is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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Arrecifes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 17:40 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.3
NE
1.7
NE
2.1
NE
2.1
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
E 10
E 15
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Arrecifes

Surf stats for Arrecifes, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Arrecifes

Wind stats for Arrecifes, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.