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Las Gaviotas Surf Guide

Las Gaviotas in Caribbean Coast is an exposed river break that has dependable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the south. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The river break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Las Gaviotas Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Las Gaviotas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Las Gaviotas occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Las Gaviotas 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 15% of the time in October while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
62%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Las Gaviotas Location Map

Interactive Las Gaviotas 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 Las Gaviotas is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Las Gaviotas is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH), also in Colombia, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Las Gaviotas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 03:03 Local Time
Friday 23
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NE
1.3
NE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 15
NE 15
NNE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Las Gaviotas

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

Wind History at Las Gaviotas

Wind stats for Las Gaviotas, 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 Las Gaviotas. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redRiver and point
    Reliability: very consistent
    15km away
    • Icon point  redRiver and point
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: very consistent
    22km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: consistent
    30km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    Reliability: consistent
    31km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Las Gaviotas: