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Tropicana ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tropicana Surf Guide

Tropicana on the West Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include urchins,coral and rocks.

Tropicana Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tropicana:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tropicana with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in March while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tropicana Location Map

Interactive Tropicana 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 Tropicana is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tropicana is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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Tropicana Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 03:13 Local Time
Monday 08
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
E 35
E 35
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Tropicana

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

Wind History at Tropicana

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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