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Galerazamba break guidePhoto by: Hugo Gonzalez Chalela

Galerazamba Surf Guide

Galerazamba in Caribbean Coast is an exposed sandbar break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. The sandbar break favours right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Galerazamba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galerazamba:

The best conditions reported for surf at Galerazamba occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Galerazamba with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in October while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Galerazamba Location Map

Interactive Galerazamba 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 Galerazamba is Rafael Nunez (Cartagena) Airport (CTG) in Colombia, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Galerazamba is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 54 km (34 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.
Galerazamba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 20:15 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.7
NE
1.8
NE
1.9
NE
1.7
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 30
NE 25
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross

Swell History at Galerazamba

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

Wind History at Galerazamba

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Galerazamba:

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.