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Cartagena ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Cartagena break guidePhoto by: Kafu

Cartagena Surf Guide

Cartagena in Santiago is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Cartagena Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cartagena:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cartagena occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cartagena with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in May while 75% 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
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
75%
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).
Cartagena Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 13:48 Local Time
Saturday 28
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 25
SW 25
SW 15
SW
Wind State on on on cross-
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Swell History at Cartagena

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Wind History at Cartagena

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