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Yumuri to Guantanamo Surfing

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Beyond the postcard clichés of Mojitos, salsa dancing and cigars, Cuba has consistent surf along the Habana seaside promenade. The country also hides decent waves in warm, tropical and largely empty water. Blocked from the bulk of Atlantic wave activity by the fringe of the Bahamas, Cuban surfing is a winter-only affair with the northeastern coast gathering up only the biggest swells as they filter between gaps in the Bahamas. This stretch lacks consistency but when the waves arrive they hit all manner of beaches, bays and rocky headlands. Fortunately, northern Cuba also has another source of surf, the big storms that reliably churn out of the Gulf of Mexico and send stormy swell marching towards the north western corner of the island, around Havana. A third and much rarer swell generator comes from lows passing below the island, normally in the form of hurricanes, which can produce massive waves for the south coast of Cuba.
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18 - 26°C
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20 - 28°C
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22 - 31°C
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24 - 32°C
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20 - 27°C
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+ Uncrowded outside Habana
+ Exploration possibilities
+ Boca de Yumuri pointbreak
+ Perfect winter climate
+ Cultural interest
- Short, inconsistent swell season
- Onshore winds
- Low quality Habana spots
- Difficult travel logistics
- Expensive accommodation & food
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Guide icon Forecast icon Yumuri Grey Star 5ft 7secs 85° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa mar Verde Star 4ft 9secs 136° 3mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Puerto Rico (Cuba) Grey Star 4.5ft 7secs 86° 17mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon La Habana 1ft 4secs 86° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Cabo de San Antonio 1.5ft 9secs 133° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon La Setenta (Playa 70) 0ft 0secs 0° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Dead Coral 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon El Cayo 0ft 0secs 0° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon El Bajo (Malecon) 0ft 0secs 0° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Viejo y el Mar 1ft 4secs 86° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playas del Este 0ft 0secs 0° 3mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Windmills - Guantanamo Star 1.5ft 10secs 159° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Cayo Coco 1.5ft 4secs 95° 14mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sun Beach 1.5ft 5secs 93° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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Guide icon Forecast icon Gibara Grey Star 5.5ft 7secs 95° 10mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 4
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Guide icon Forecast icon Florida Keys Reef 1ft 4secs 113° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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