Backwash ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

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Backwash Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)


Backwash Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.0 °C

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Friday, 6 March 2015, 08:09 Local time

Friday 06
3AM 6AM 9AM 12PM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
SSE 20
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

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Backwash in Golfo Dulce is a quite exposed point break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

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Live Weather:

At David/Enrique Malek International Airport, 93 km from Backwash.


Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Backwash

Overall Backwash Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Backwash:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Pan Dulce 1 mi
Second closest break Hog Hole 2 mi
Third closest break Cabo Matapalo 2 mi
Fourth closest break Playa Carate 6 mi
Fifth closest break Cabo Blanco 10 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Backwash:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 591 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 797 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1179 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1217 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1274 mi

Tide stations nearest to Backwash:

Closest tide station Golfito 17 mi
Second closest tide station Puerto Armuelles 31 mi
Third closest tide station Pedregal 58 mi
Fourth closest tide station Almirante 86 mi
Fifth closest tide station Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay 96 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Backwash:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1273 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1807 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1838 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1841 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1846 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Backwash:

Closest city location David (Panama) 58 mi
Second closest city location San Isidro (Costa Rica) 73 mi
Third closest city location Paraiso (Costa Rica) 106 mi
Fourth closest city location Turrialba (Costa Rica) 106 mi
Fifth closest city location Cartago (Costa Rica) 110 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Backwash is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Backwash is Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama is the fifth nearest airport to Backwash and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Backwash, Golfo Dulce. Use the tab navigation above to view Backwash sea temperature, Backwash photographs, Backwash detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Backwash webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Backwash tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Backwash.


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