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Guacuco ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Guacuco break guidePhoto by: Felix Serrano

Guacuco Surf Guide

Guacuco in Isla Margarita is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Guacuco Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guacuco:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Guacuco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in August while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Guacuco 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 Guacuco is Del Caribe International Gen Santago Marino (Porlamar) Airport (PMV) in Venezuela, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Guacuco is General Jose Francisco Bermudez (Carupano) Airport (CUP), also in Venezuela, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Guacuco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 09:59 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 11 11 11 3
Wind (km/h) 25
E 20
ENE 20
NE 25
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Guacuco

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Wind History at Guacuco

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Guacuco Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Albert Philipp Tarter from Venezuela
“Playa Guacuco is a beachbreak that is reliable if you are looking for waves between 0.6 and 1.8 meters. It is quite consistent all over the year, altough winter season is known as the best, being responsible for higher and stronger waves. Located in the south of the caribbean, it occurs that hurricanes heading north 'shave' the island and wave height increases up to 3 meters. On the other hand, everyday waves present the flaw to be too short and too irregular to allow longer rides (superior to 40 seconds).”

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