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El Playon Surf Guide

El Playon in Zona del Centro is a sheltered beach and breakwater break that has reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the south southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, jetty.

El Playon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and breakwaterIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Playon:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Playon occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Playon 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 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Playon Location Map

Interactive El Playon 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 Playon is General Bartolome Salom International (Puerto Cabello) Airport (PBL) in Venezuela, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Playon is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Playon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 15:00 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
4:30PM7:30PM10:30PM1:30AM
Wave (m) 0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 10
ENE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at El Playon

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

Wind History at El Playon

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To El Playon:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.