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Limón Surfing

Central America South > Costa Rica
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Costa Rica is a member of that privileged club which receives swell from two very different suppliers on its schizoid coastline. The Pacific Ocean delivers year round long distance swells from both the north and south, producing the perfect small to medium, west coast waves that Costa Rica is famed for. Not so well known is the fact that the Caribbean side receives fairly big and wild waves from short lived, seasonal storms, mainly centred off Colombia. It's truly amazing how much power is contained in the short fetch Caribbean swells, which break in the 2-12ft range. It is possible to cross from Puntarenas on the west coast to Puerto Limon in 5-6hrs, meaning both coasts can be surfed in the same day. The Caribbean coastline is short (212km/133mi), the majority being within the Tortuguero National Park, a long sandy line backed by huge waterways with countless beachbreaks and potential rivermouths but with no access and brimming with sealife.
+ Consistent, seasonal swell
+ Powerful reefbreaks
+ Insignificant tidal range
+ Laid back Carribean style
- Flat between seasons
- Lack of good beachbreaks
- Extremely wet
- Petty crime
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Bonita Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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NE - E Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Salsa Brava Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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NE - SE Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Barco Quebrado Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cocaïne Point Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Isla Uvita Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Little Shoal Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 6
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Manzanillo (Limón) Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Cocles Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Negra - Limon Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Uva Star Star 5ft 9secs 54° 1mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Roca Alta Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tortuguero Beach Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Westfalia Star Star 5ft 9secs 56° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides