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El Valle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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El Valle break guidePhoto by: Korp born to ride

El Valle Surf Guide

El Valle in Pacific is a fairly exposed river break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The river break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

El Valle Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Valle:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Valle 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 El Valle (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Valle with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in June while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Valle Location Map

Interactive El Valle 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 Valle is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Valle is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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El Valle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 04:27 Local Time
Saturday 08
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 10 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SSE 10
SSW 15
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
on

What does El Valle look like?

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Swell History at El Valle

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

Wind History at El Valle

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: consistent
    24km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: consistent
    44km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: consistent
    50km away

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