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

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Manuel Antonio Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)

A Wave with Low Esteem, Manuel Antonio photo

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Manuel Antonio Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.5 °C

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 09:14 Local time

Tue Wednesday 04
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
Wind State glass 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.

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Live Weather:

At San Jose, 61 km from Manuel Antonio.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
17 °C

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Overall Manuel Antonio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manuel Antonio:

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Closest break Playita 1 mi
Second closest break Quepos 5 mi
Third closest break Damas Rivermouth 12 mi
Fourth closest break Playa El Rey 13 mi
Fifth closest break Esterillos Oeste 24 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Manuel Antonio:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 542 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 723 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1088 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1144 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1191 mi

Tide stations nearest to Manuel Antonio:

Closest tide station Chacarita 58 mi
Second closest tide station Punta Arenas 60 mi
Third closest tide station Golfito 86 mi
Fourth closest tide station Limon 88 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Juan del Norte (Greytown) 110 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Manuel Antonio:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1357 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1738 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1771 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1774 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1781 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Manuel Antonio:

Closest city location San Rafael Abajo (Costa Rica) 31 mi
Second closest city location San Isidro (Costa Rica) 32 mi
Third closest city location Aserri (Costa Rica) 33 mi
Fourth closest city location San Miguel (Costa Rica) 35 mi
Fifth closest city location Paraiso (Costa Rica) 37 mi
  • 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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