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Pela Pela Surf Guide

Pela Pela in Pacific Coast is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around mid tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Rocks.

Pela Pela Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pela Pela:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pela Pela occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Pela Pela with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in March while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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 Pela Pela Location Map

Interactive Pela Pela 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 Pela Pela is Jose Celestino Mutis (Bahia Solano) Airport (BSC) in Colombia, which is 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pela Pela is El Carano (Quibdo) Airport (UIB), also in Colombia, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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Pela Pela Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 03:22 Local Time
Saturday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 13 13 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Pela Pela

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

Wind History at Pela Pela

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pela Pela: