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Cabo de la Vela ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Cabo de la Vela break guidePhoto by: Nick Brick

Cabo de la Vela Surf Guide

Cabo La Vela in Caribbean is an exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the north.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks,best to surf in a group.

Cabo de la Vela Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabo de la Vela:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabo de la Vela occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cabo de la Vela with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in June while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
73%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabo de la Vela Location Map

Interactive Cabo de la Vela 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 nearest passenger airport to Cabo de la Vela is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH) in Colombia, which is 112 km (70 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cabo de la Vela is La Chinita International (Maracaibo) Airport (MAR) in Venezuela, 191 km (119 miles) away.

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Cabo de la Vela Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 05:27 Local Time
Thursday 22
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.2
NE
1.2
ENE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 35
E 35
E 35
ENE 40
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Cabo de la Vela

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

Wind History at Cabo de la Vela

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

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