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The Reef (Culebra) Surf Guide

The Reef (Culebra) in Puerto Rico is an exposed reef break that is often working. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the south with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. No reef break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of - Rocks.

The Reef (Culebra) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Reef (Culebra):

The best conditions reported for surf at The Reef (Culebra) occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Reef (Culebra) 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 24% of the time in October while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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).

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The Reef (Culebra) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 00:59 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at The Reef (Culebra)

Surf stats for The Reef (Culebra), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Reef (Culebra)

Wind stats for The Reef (Culebra), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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