Punta Burica ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

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Punta Burica Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)


Punta Burica Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.9 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 03:26 Local time

Tuesday 31
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 25
ESE 20
SE 25
Wind State cross-
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Punta Burica in Golfo Dulce is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks,jellyfish,sea-lice.

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At David/Enrique Malek International Airport, 65 km from Punta Burica.


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Current weather near Punta Burica

Overall Punta Burica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Burica:

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Closest break Eclipse 8 mi
Second closest break Cabo Blanco 28 mi
Third closest break La Esquina del Mar 30 mi
Fourth closest break Pavones 30 mi
Fifth closest break Cabo Matapalo 35 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Punta Burica:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 612 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 826 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1215 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1246 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1307 mi

Tide stations nearest to Punta Burica:

Closest tide station Puerto Armuelles 16 mi
Second closest tide station Pedregal 39 mi
Third closest tide station Golfito 45 mi
Fourth closest tide station Almirante 94 mi
Fifth closest tide station Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay 101 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Punta Burica:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1241 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1834 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1864 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1866 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1872 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Punta Burica:

Closest city location David (Panama) 42 mi
Second closest city location San Isidro (Costa Rica) 108 mi
Third closest city location Santiago de Veraguas (Panama) 132 mi
Fourth closest city location Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) 136 mi
Fifth closest city location Turrialba (Costa Rica) 139 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Punta Burica is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Punta Burica is Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama is the fifth nearest airport to Punta Burica and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
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