San Andres Island / Chameys Nautica

Continent
South America
Country
Colombia
Next Big City
San Andres Island
Next Town
San Andres Island
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Ships, Jetskis, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

It is paradise. Very big play ground. Flat to choppy water, 1-2m waves on the outside reef. It is also a good place for beginners due to its big shallow area. Clearest water with amazing water colors.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Other
Beach Users:
None

Very small launch, only one kite at a time. Wind is onshore. If you are insecure launching, then walk into the shallow area for a safer launch. Some jetskis and small boats anchored in front of the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, June, July, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E

The best season for good winds is between December to February and also in the summer June to July. The wind speed for San Andres depending on the season is between 10-35 knots. On the east side the wind is mostly onshore and sideonshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Small island, so easy to get to with taxi or moto. Just next to the main road.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

Small daily fee to use the facilities like compressor, shower, rescue etc.

Nightlife

There are a lot of good clubs in the main hotels. The biggest and the best is called Blue Deep on top of the Sunrise Beach Hotel. There are also a lot of smaller clubs and bars in the downtown area. These places can all be reached walking when you are downtown.