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Cartagena – Castillo Grande Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Caribbean Coast, Colombia)

Cartagena - Castillo Grande break guidePhoto by: Mauricio Porto

Cartagena - Castillo Grande Surf Guide

Cartagena - Castillo Grande in Caribbean Coast is a very sheltered beach break. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks are all lefts. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Cartagena - Castillo Grande Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cartagena - Castillo Grande:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cartagena - Castillo Grande occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cartagena - Castillo Grande with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cartagena - Castillo Grande Location Map

Interactive Cartagena - Castillo Grande 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 Cartagena - Castillo Grande is Rafael Nunez (Cartagena) Airport (CTG) in Colombia, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cartagena - Castillo Grande is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Cartagena - Castillo Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 00:31 Local Time
SatSunday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 3 3 3 -
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
N 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
off off glass

Swell History at Cartagena - Castillo Grande

Surf stats for Cartagena - Castillo Grande, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cartagena - Castillo Grande

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

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