Santa Veronica kite spot in Cartagena

South America kitesurf spot in Colombia

Santa Veronica is a beautiful and remote beach with a mix of waves, chop and flat water, and 90% days over 16 knots during the season from December until March. You can launch anywhere on the beach and there are a number of different spots to enjoy, with the point at Salinas del Ray offering the cleanest waves with a big swell. There’s no ATM directly in town, so you’ll want to make sure you get some cash out before arriving for use at the local restaurant and stores. The area is not really developed around tourism and as such there aren’t a whole lot of other options, but with such a high percentage of windy days it’s unlikely you’ll have time to do anything other than kitesurf!

Off Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep
  5. Oct

Early Season

  1. Nov

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. Dec

Late Season

  1. May

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Santa Veronica

The kitesurfing season in Santa Veronica is from December until April, with the most constant strong wind from January until March. The swell is difficult to forecast as it can change with tides and the moon cycle, but it also tends to pick up with the wind, so as a general rule the strongest days will offer the largest waves. The shore break along the main beach can be quite large, so if you are uncomfortable jumping on your kiteboard and starting straight away you might find it easier to body drag through the breakers and then get riding. The weather is warm and the water too, so you won’t be needing a wetsuit to kitesurf here, but make sure you protect yourself from the sun.

For the best flat water and freestyle kiteboarding you’ll probably want to head down to the point at Salinas del Ray or get a ride to Palmarito (which is also where most beginner lessons will take place).

Around the kite spot Santa Veronica

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Wind Forecast for Santa Veronica

Wind Stats for Santa Veronica

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • camper parking

    Not allowed, but possible

  • car parking

    Nearby

  • public transport

    Mellow

  • rental cars

    Recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder

    Yes

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    ocean

  • starting area

    stony beach

  • water condition

    high, medium

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • date factor

    2 - low

  • emergency

    A rescue service

  • has toilet

    Yes

  • shallow water

    Approx. up to 100m