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Parque Tayrona break guidePhoto by: Marcos Vicioso

Parque Tayrona Surf Guide

Parque Tayrona in Caribbean is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the north. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Parque Tayrona Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Parque Tayrona:

The best conditions reported for surf at Parque Tayrona occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Parque Tayrona with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in September 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.
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 Parque Tayrona Location Map

Interactive Parque Tayrona 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 Parque Tayrona is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR) in Colombia, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Parque Tayrona is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ), also in Colombia, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Parque Tayrona Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 10:18 Local Time
Thursday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Parque Tayrona

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

Wind History at Parque Tayrona

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: consistent
    18km away
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    Reliability: very consistent
    21km away
    • Icon river  redSandbar/river
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: consistent
    27km away

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