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Playa Pantaleta break guidePhoto by: luisin

Playa Pantaleta Surf Guide

Playa Pantaleta in Caracas Area is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from east winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks,urchins and sharks.

Playa Pantaleta Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Pantaleta:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Pantaleta 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 Playa Pantaleta (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Playa Pantaleta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in September while 71% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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 Playa Pantaleta Location Map

Interactive Playa Pantaleta 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 Playa Pantaleta is Simon Bolivar International (Caracas) Airport (CCS) in Venezuela, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Pantaleta is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 143 km (89 miles) away.

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Playa Pantaleta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 09:49 Local Time
Saturday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Playa Pantaleta

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

Wind History at Playa Pantaleta

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

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