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Bahia de Cata Surf Guide

Bahia de Cata in Zona del Centro is a very sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks and urchins.

Bahia de Cata Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bahia de Cata:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bahia de Cata occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bahia de Cata with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bahia de Cata Location Map

Interactive Bahia de Cata 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 Bahia de Cata is General Bartolome Salom International (Puerto Cabello) Airport (PBL) in Venezuela, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bahia de Cata is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Bahia de Cata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 05:23 Local Time
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Period (s) - - - 12
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Swell History at Bahia de Cata

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

Wind History at Bahia de Cata

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

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