Manzanillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Manzanillo Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Limon, Costa Rica)

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Manzanillo Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.0 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 01:37 Local time

Mon Tuesday 31
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
SW 15
WSW 10
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Manzanillo in Limon is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The right hand reef break is better than the left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

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At Bocas Del Toro Airport, 55 km from Manzanillo.

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manzanillo:

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Closest break Punta Uva 2 mi
Second closest break Little Shoal 4 mi
Third closest break Cocles 6 mi
Fourth closest break Salsa Brava 6 mi
Fifth closest break Playa Negra 17 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Manzanillo:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 501 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 722 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1139 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1140 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1209 mi

Tide stations nearest to Manzanillo:

Closest tide station Almirante 29 mi
Second closest tide station Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay 34 mi
Third closest tide station Limon 35 mi
Fourth closest tide station Golfito 76 mi
Fifth closest tide station Pedregal 89 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Manzanillo:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1342 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1725 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1754 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1757 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1762 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Manzanillo:

Closest city location Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) 37 mi
Second closest city location Turrialba (Costa Rica) 72 mi
Third closest city location San Isidro (Costa Rica) 73 mi
Fourth closest city location Paraiso (Costa Rica) 83 mi
Fifth closest city location David (Panama) 85 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Manzanillo is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manzanillo is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Manzanillo and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
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