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Playa Carate ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Playa Carate Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Saturday, 20 October 2018, 16:18 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 18 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
Wind State cross-
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Playa Carate in Golfo Dulce is an exposed beach break that is often working Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Backwash, 9 km from Playa Carate.

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Playa Carate Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 12km NW of Golfito, 37 km from Playa Carate.

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Overall Playa Carate Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Carate:

  • Closest city location
    David (Panama)
    63 mi
  • Second closest city location
    72 mi
  • Third closest city location
    105 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    106 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Carate is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Carate is Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Carate and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Carate, Golfo Dulce. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Carate sea temperature, Playa Carate photographs, Playa Carate detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Carate webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Playa Carate 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 Playa Carate.