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Barranca break guidePhoto by: Bob Roks

Barranca Surf Guide

Barranca on the South Coast is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks and urchins.

Barranca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barranca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barranca occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Barranca 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 17% of the time in October while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barranca Location Map

Interactive Barranca 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 Barranca is Maria Montez International (Barahona) Airport (BRX) in Dominican Republic, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barranca is Herrera International (Santo Domingo) Airport (HEX), also in Dominican Republic, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Barranca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 04:03 Local Time
Friday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.2
ESE
0.9
ESE
Period (s) 8 7 7 8
Wind (km/h)
15
10
15
15
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Barranca

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

Wind History at Barranca

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Barranca. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    45km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barranca: