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Little Shoal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Little Shoal Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.5 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:36 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
on glass

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Little Shoal in Limon is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and jellyfish.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Beach / Cahuita, 7 km from Little Shoal.

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Little Shoal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Playa Negra Puerto Viejo wx, 5 km from Little Shoal.


Air temperature
30.0 °C

Current weather near Little Shoal

Overall Little Shoal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Little Shoal is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Little Shoal is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Little Shoal and is 119 km (74 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little Shoal, Limon. Use the tab navigation above to view Little Shoal sea temperature, Little Shoal photographs, Little Shoal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little Shoal webcams, current wind from Limon live weather stations and Little Shoal 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 Little Shoal.