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Cabo Matapalo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Cabo Matapalo Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.1 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 11:05 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 15
SSW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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Cabo Matapalo in Golfo Dulce is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Backwash, 4 km from Cabo Matapalo.

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Cabo Matapalo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At David/Enrique Malek International Airport, 94 km from Cabo Matapalo.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Cabo Matapalo

Overall Cabo Matapalo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Cabo Matapalo Location Maps

Cabo Matapalo Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cabo Matapalo:

  • Closest city location
    David (Panama)
    58 mi
  • Second closest city location
    75 mi
  • Third closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    109 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    112 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cabo Matapalo is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cabo Matapalo is Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 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 Cabo Matapalo and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
Cabo Matapalo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cabo Matapalo, Golfo Dulce. Use the tab navigation above to view Cabo Matapalo sea temperature, Cabo Matapalo photographs, Cabo Matapalo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cabo Matapalo webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Cabo Matapalo 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 Cabo Matapalo.