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Drakes Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Drakes Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.3 °C

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Friday, 16 November 2018, 23:27 Local time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
SW 10
SW 15
WSW 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Drakes Bay in Golfo Dulce is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and isolation.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At David/Enrique Malek International Airport, 126 km from Drakes Bay.


Air temperature
25 °C

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Overall Drakes Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Drakes Bay:

  • Closest city location
    66 mi
  • Second closest city location
    David (Panama)
    78 mi
  • Third closest city location
    98 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    101 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    102 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Drakes Bay is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Drakes Bay is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Drakes Bay and is 127 km (79 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Drakes Bay, Golfo Dulce. Use the tab navigation above to view Drakes Bay sea temperature, Drakes Bay photographs, Drakes Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Drakes Bay webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Drakes Bay 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 Drakes Bay.