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La Barrita Surf Guide

La Barrita in Pacific Coast is an exposed river break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

La Barrita Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Barrita:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Barrita with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in December while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
65%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Barrita Location Map

Interactive La Barrita 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 Barrita is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Barrita is Coban Airport (CBV), also in Guatemala, 181 km (112 miles) away.

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La Barrita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 14:21 Local Time
Wednesday 10Thu
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
S
0.8
S
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at La Barrita

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

Wind History at La Barrita

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon river  redRiver/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    22km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    22km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Barrita: