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Salgar Surf Guide

Salgar in Caribbean Coast is a beach break that has reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast. The ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for Jetties, Rips / undertow and king tides.

Salgar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salgar:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Salgar 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 32% of the time in September while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Salgar Location Map

Interactive Salgar 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 Salgar is Ernesto Cortissoz (Barranquilla) Airport (BAQ) in Colombia, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salgar is Simon Bolivar (Santa Marta) Airport (SMR), also in Colombia, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Salgar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 03:35 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 25
ENE 25
NE 35
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

What does Salgar look like?

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Swell History at Salgar

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

Wind History at Salgar

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    Reliability: very consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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