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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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Overview, Manuel Antonio photo

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: 29.3 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 04:31 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 14 15 14 16
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
NE 10
SSW 20
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:

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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 NNE

Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Manuel Antonio

Overall Manuel Antonio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Manuel Antonio Location Maps

Manuel Antonio Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manuel Antonio:

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Tide stations nearest to Manuel Antonio:

  • Closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    60 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    88 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    110 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Manuel Antonio break location map and break info

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.