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Pacific Surfing

Colombia > Colombia
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The Pacific shores of Colombia have remained an obscure surf destination largely because of the dangerous security situation. Intense guerrilla activity, high street-crime statistics, and a heavy drug trade have served to keep Colombia off the radar for most surfers. Beyond these discouraging factors, most of the breaks are difficult to access. Pacific Colombia is one of the wettest shores in the world, receiving 5m (200in) of rain per year, meaning much of Choco Province has no roads. Getting there entails flying in, and getting around requires navigating the myriad of waterways. The Nuqui area receives long-distance swell from all over the Pacific, the direction of which dictates the best break on the day. Most visitors fly into Bogotá and Medellin, then take a small plane to Nuqui. There are breaks within walking distance from El Cantil Ecolodge, generally regarded as the best base for a surf mission. The beaches local to the lodge are average, however, and the best way of accessing many of the better waves in the region is by powerboat. To make it economical, a group of four is ideal to hire a boat and explore.
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+ N & S groundswells
+ Variety of good lefts & rights
+ Amazing jungle waterways
+ Good services at El Cantil
+ Cheap, colourful, exotic Colombia
- Boat access only
- Rarely bigger than 6ft
- Extremely wet
- Air access no longboards
- FARC kidnapping factor
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon El Valle Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 3mph Heavy Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Cantil Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - NW Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Juan Tornillo Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge and Sand 12
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Secret Right Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Boulders 6
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SW - NW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Terco Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Rock Ledge and Sand 6
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SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tribuga Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 3mph Heavy Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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SW - W North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Jurubida Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 3mph Heavy Rain No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Sand 6
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SW - NW North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Nuqui Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Derecha Secreta Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 3mph Heavy Rain No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Sand 6
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SW - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pela Pela Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Boulders 6
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SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Termales Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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SW - NW Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Mystic Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Boulders 6
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SW - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pico De Loro Star Star Star 2ft 16secs 215° 4mph Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Boulders and Sand 8
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides