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

Overall: 3.3

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Rio Claro Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 04:03 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 18 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Rio Claro in Golfo Dulce is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rocks and sharks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Drakes Bay, 3 km from Rio Claro.

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Rio Claro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP7542, 37 km from Rio Claro.

fresh winds from the W

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Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near Rio Claro

Overall Rio Claro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Rio Claro:

  • Closest city location
    65 mi
  • Second closest city location
    David (Panama)
    80 mi
  • Third closest city location
    97 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    100 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    100 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Rio Claro is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rio Claro is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is the fifth nearest airport to Rio Claro and is 127 km (79 miles) away.
Rio Claro break location map and break info

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