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Cattlewash Surf Guide

Cattlewash in Barbados is an exposed sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Cattlewash Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cattlewash:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cattlewash with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in September while 87% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
87%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cattlewash Location Map

Interactive Cattlewash 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 Cattlewash is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cattlewash is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 164 km (102 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Cattlewash Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 07:23 Local Time
Tuesday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.3
E
2.3
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 30
ENE 30
ENE
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Swell History at Cattlewash

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

Wind History at Cattlewash

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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