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El Cantil Surf Guide

El Cantil in Pacific Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include rocks, rips.

El Cantil Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Cantil:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Cantil with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in November while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
93%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Cantil Location Map

Interactive El Cantil 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 El Cantil is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Cantil is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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El Cantil Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10:26 Local Time
Thursday 22
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) -
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0.1
W
-
-
Period (s) - - 5 -
Wind (km/h) 0
N 10
W 10
WNW 5
NW
Wind State glass off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at El Cantil

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

Wind History at El Cantil

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near El Cantil. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: very consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Cantil: