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La Caracola Surf Guide

La Caracola in Caribbean Coast is a quite exposed beach break that has reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and private access.

La Caracola Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Caracola:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Caracola occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Caracola with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in June while 76% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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).

Explore La Caracola Location Map

Interactive La Caracola 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 Caracola is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Caracola is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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La Caracola Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 03:24 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 13 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Swell History at La Caracola

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

Wind History at La Caracola

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

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