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Cañaveral Surf Guide

Cañaveral in Caribbean Coast is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the south southwest. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks, rips.

Cañaveral Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cañaveral:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cañaveral 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 Cañaveral (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cañaveral 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 19% of the time in October while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
64%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cañaveral Location Map

Interactive Cañaveral 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 Cañaveral is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cañaveral is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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Cañaveral Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 18:21 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.4
NE
1.4
NE
1.6
NE
1.6
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ESE 5
ESE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Cañaveral

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

Wind History at Cañaveral

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

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