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Punta Roca break guidePhoto by: juan garanton

Punta Roca Surf Guide

Punta Roca in Caribbean Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for urchins and rocks.

Punta Roca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Roca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Roca occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Punta Roca 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 6% of the time in October while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% 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 Punta Roca Location Map

Interactive Punta Roca 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 Punta Roca is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ) in Colombia, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Punta Roca is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR), also in Colombia, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Punta Roca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 15:00 Local Time
Thursday 18Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Punta Roca

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

Wind History at Punta Roca

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

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