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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.6 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 04:07 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
Wind State off cross-

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Raps in Guanacaste is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Junquillal, 2 km from Raps.

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Raps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Juan Santamaria Airport, 175 km from Raps.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Raps

Overall Raps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Raps:

  • Closest city location
    42 mi
  • Second closest city location
    67 mi
  • Third closest city location
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Rivas (Nicaragua)
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Raps is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Raps is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 176 km (109 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua is the fifth nearest airport to Raps and is 225 km (140 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Raps, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Raps sea temperature, Raps photographs, Raps detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Raps webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Raps 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 Raps.