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Mendihuaca ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Mendihuaca Surf Guide

Mendihuaca in Caribbean Coast is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Mendihuaca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mendihuaca:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Mendihuaca 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 18% of the time in October while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mendihuaca Location Map

Interactive Mendihuaca 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 Mendihuaca is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mendihuaca is Almirante Padilla (Rio Hacha) Airport (RCH), also in Colombia, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Mendihuaca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:45 Local Time
Thursday 22
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.6
NE
1.5
NE
1.6
NE
1.8
NE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
NE 15
NE 15
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Mendihuaca

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

Wind History at Mendihuaca

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

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