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Barre de la Gabina Surf Guide

Barre de la Gabina in Pacific Coast is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Barre de la Gabina Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barre de la Gabina:

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

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Barre de la Gabina (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barre de la Gabina with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 75% of the time in November while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
75%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barre de la Gabina Location Map

Interactive Barre de la Gabina 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 Barre de la Gabina is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 97 km (60 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barre de la Gabina is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Barre de la Gabina Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 18:02 Local Time
Friday 20Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Barre de la Gabina

Surf stats for Barre de la Gabina, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barre de la Gabina

Wind stats for Barre de la Gabina, 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 Barre de la Gabina. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    39km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    41km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    47km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    58km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barre de la Gabina: