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La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) 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 Puntilla (Puerto Plata) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Amber Coast, Dominican Republic)

La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) Surf Guide

La Puntiallia in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. A right hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of urchins, rocks, sharks and coral.

La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Puntilla (Puerto Plata):

The best conditions reported for surf at La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) 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 34% of the time in October while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) Location Map

Interactive La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) 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 Puntiallia is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Puntiallia is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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La Puntilla (Puerto Plata) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 01:25 Local Time
MonTuesday 18
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.7
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
SE
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at La Puntilla (Puerto Plata)

Surf stats for La Puntilla (Puerto Plata), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Puntilla (Puerto Plata)

Wind stats for La Puntilla (Puerto Plata), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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