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La Barra Surf Guide

La Barra in Pacific Coast is an exposed river/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

La Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiver/jettyIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Barra:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing La Barra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in April while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Barra Location Map

Interactive La Barra 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 Barra is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Barra is Coban Airport (CBV), also in Guatemala, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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La Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 08:35 Local Time
Sunday 03
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
1.7
SE
1.6
SE
1.3
SE
1.8
SSE
Period (s) 9 8 7 8
Wind (km/h)
20
15
25
25
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at La Barra

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

Wind History at La Barra

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

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Barra: