Continent
South America
Country
Colombia
Next Big City
Barranquilla
Next Town
Puerto Colombia, Puerto Velero
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Rescue, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Puerto Velero has flat water, since it is a protected bay. Shallow for about 50-100m. Go downwind to the point for the best flat water and cleanest wind. The upwind part of the bay crowded with swimmers during weekends. Waves on the ocean. Best waves at a sandbar and at the point at the end of the bay.

Beach

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

Many huts along the coast for beach-goers. Not much space to launch. Mostly launched where the car parks, directly behind the huts. The beach on the ocean side has lots of driftwood, so better launch your kite just behind the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE
Main Direction:
N, NNE

Strong winds from January to May. Can be very gusty/wind pockets, especially in the afternoons. More constant winds further down the bay but there is not an official rescue. Or in the middle of the bay. Winds normally increase in the afternoon.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Located 35 km from Barranquilla on the autopista to Cartagena. Just follow the signs to Puerto Velero. Park just behind the beach huts. Recommended to park and launch at the kite school.

Extra information

Rules
None

Be save when launching and landing. If you are a beginner, you should launch standing in the water due to the gusty wind.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Barranquilla, only 15 min away.