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Playita Surf Guide

Playita in Caracas is an exposed breakwater break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the breakwater tend to peel to the left. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and urchins.

Playita Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playita:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Playita 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 11% of the time in September while 83% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
83%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playita Location Map

Interactive Playita 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 Playita is Simon Bolivar International (Caracas) Airport (CCS) in Venezuela, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playita is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Playita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 00:58 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
10:30PM1:30AM4:30AM7:30AM
Wave (m) 1.8
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.8
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 20
E 20
E 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Playita

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

Wind History at Playita

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playita: