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Caracas Surfing

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Venezuela is underexposed as a surf destination and although some surfers may have heard of Isla Margarita, the mainland remains a mystery. Talented Venezuelan surfers like Justin Mujica (2004 European Champion) or Magnum Martinez (South American Alas Latin Tour 2004 title) prove that there must be some good surf there. It's like Brazil or Florida, where surfers get year-round, warm-water, small waves to practice getting speed and making big moves. Between 2004 and 2007, the main highway bridge was cut and the 6 million people of Caracas were forced to drive 3 to 4 hours on very steep mountain roads to get to the coast only 20km (12mi) away. On the 18th December, 1999, catastrophe struck after days of unyielding rains caused mudslides that buried whole towns, killing 30,000 people and leaving 200,000 homeless. Since then, the coast has remained a bit of a wreck because governing bodies have decided to develop tourism in other parts of the country like Margarita or Los Roques. However, the Vargas State coastline, overlooked by 2000m (6560ft) high peaks of El Avila Park, provides an incredibly verdant backdrop for surfing this quiet corner of the Caribbean.
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21 - 30°C
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21 - 30°C
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23 - 32°C
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24 - 33°C
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22 - 32°C
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+ Constant NE windswells
+ Lots of right pointbreaks
+ Epic hurricane swells
+ Relatively uncrowded
+ Impressive mountain backdrop
- Small, short period swells
- Onshore and turbid water
- Bad roads, expensive rentals
- Car thieves
- High mudslide risk
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cuyagua Star 3.5ft 6secs 68° 4mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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Guide icon Forecast icon Chirimena 2.5ft 6secs 53° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Los Caracas Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon La Sabana 2.5ft 6secs 53° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Anare Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon El Malecon 0ft 0secs 0° 4mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge and Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Fido Point Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Boulders and Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Pantaleta Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Care Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Otro Pais Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 4mph Severe Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Sand 8
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N - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Carmen D'Uria Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Puerto Azul Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Los Cocos Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tanaguarena Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 6
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N - NE South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playita Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mamo Star 3.5ft 6secs 69° 3mph Light Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge and Sand 8
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N - E South Easterly All Tides