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The Colonia ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Colonia Surf Guide

The Colonia in Colima is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

The Colonia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Colonia:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Colonia occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Colonia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 66% of the time in December while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
66%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Colonia Location Map

Interactive The Colonia 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 The Colonia is Playa De Oro International (Manzanillo) Airport (ZLO) in Mexico, which is 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Colonia is Colima Airport (CLQ), also in Mexico, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Colonia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 09:13 Local Time
Friday 26
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
S
0.3
SSW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 12 16 19 19
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
SW 10
WSW 10
W
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at The Colonia

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

Wind History at The Colonia

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    28km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Colonia: