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La Bahia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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La Bahia Surf Guide

La Bahia in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. A reef breaks left. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins, rocks, sharks and coral.

La Bahia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Bahia:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Bahia occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Bahia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in October while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
45%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Bahia Location Map

Interactive La Bahia 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 La Bahia is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Bahia is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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La Bahia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 20:40 Local Time
Wednesday 12Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
Period (s) 7 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 30
E 25
ESE 20
ESE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at La Bahia

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

Wind History at La Bahia

Wind stats for La Bahia, 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 La Bahia. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Bahia: