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La Cienega ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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La Cienega Surf Guide

La Cienega on the South Coast is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here.

La Cienega Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Cienega:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Cienega occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Cienega 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 17% of the time in October while 67% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
67%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Cienega Location Map

Interactive La Cienega 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 Cienega is Maria Montez International (Barahona) Airport (BRX) in Dominican Republic, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Cienega is Port Au Prince International (Port-au-prince) Airport (PAP) in Haiti, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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La Cienega Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 23:41 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
1.0
ESE
1.0
ESE
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at La Cienega

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

Wind History at La Cienega

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    34km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Cienega: