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Manuel Antonio ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.7

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Manuel Antonio Spot ID

A Wave with Low Esteem, Manuel Antonio photo

Manuel Antonio

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Manuel Antonio

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Abajo, Manuel Antonio photo

Manuel Antonio

Photo credit: Mario Ruta

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.4 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 11:07 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Manuel Antonio in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cutters Right, 4 km from Manuel Antonio.

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Manuel Antonio Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Jose, 61 km from Manuel Antonio.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Manuel Antonio

Overall Manuel Antonio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Manuel Antonio is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manuel Antonio is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica is 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Limon International Airport (LIO), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Manuel Antonio and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Manuel Antonio, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Manuel Antonio sea temperature, Manuel Antonio photographs, Manuel Antonio detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Manuel Antonio webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Manuel Antonio 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 Manuel Antonio.