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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

Overall: 3.2

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Punta Burica Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.8 °C

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 06:55 Local time
Tuesday 13
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Punta Burica in Golfo Dulce is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rocks,jellyfish,sea-lice.

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Live Weather:

At SHIP5885, 50 km from Punta Burica.

moderate winds from the NW

Light rain showers
Air temperature
26.0 °C

Current weather near Punta Burica

Overall Punta Burica Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Punta Burica Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Punta Burica:

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Wave buoys nearest to Punta Burica:

Tide stations nearest to Punta Burica:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Armuelles
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    94 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    101 mi
snow forecast website

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.
Punta Burica break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Punta Burica, Golfo Dulce. Use the tab navigation above to view Punta Burica sea temperature, Punta Burica photographs, Punta Burica detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Punta Burica webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Punta Burica 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 Punta Burica.