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Roca Alta ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Roca Alta Surf Forecast / Limon / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 19 Feb 2018 CST

Roca Alta surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Roca Alta sea temperature is 27.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.5 max: 29.5 min: 27.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
ENE
1.9
ENE
2.2
ENE
2.2
ENE
2.2
ENE
3
ENE
2.5
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3
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3
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2.5
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2.3
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2.3
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2.1
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1.8
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1.7
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1.6
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1.5
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)101010101011111011101010101010101010109999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)7476559249809421969164116692305161113581455128110457341022798763578480422346267
Wind
(km/h)
5
SSW
15
ENE
10
SSW
5
SW
10
NE
10
SW
5
WSW
10
ENE
10
SSE
5
SSW
10
NE
5
SW
10
SSW
15
ENE
10
SW
5
SSE
20
ENE
10
SW
5
WNW
15
NNE
10
WSW
0
NW
15
NE
Wind State(?)offcross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offonoffoffcross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
crossoncross-
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glasson
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:54PM
0.16

4:17AM
0.20
3:51PM
0.13

4:47AM
0.25
4:45PM
0.11

5:24AM
0.30
5:38PM
0.09

6:04AM
0.34

6:30PM
0.07
6:48AM
0.37

7:22PM
0.06
7:35AM
0.38

8:17PM
0.06
8:24AM
0.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:25AM
0.06

9:30PM
-0.01
10:40AM
0.04

9:51PM
-0.02
11:42AM
0.00

10:18PM
-0.02

12:36PM
-0.02
10:51PM
-0.03

1:28PM
-0.05
11:29PM
-0.04

2:19PM
-0.07
12:13AM
-0.05

3:10PM
-0.08
1:01AM
-0.05

4:01PM
-0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Limon, Costa Rica which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Roca Alta.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Roca Alta blow from the SSW.
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rain showers
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Summary
clearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclear
Rain (mm)
-22-711116131916-34----12--
High °C
2828252726242726252726252827242827252626252726
Low °C
2626232626232626232525232626242626232526232526
Chill °C (?)
2828252726242726252726252827242827252626252726
Sunrise
5:50--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:47-
Sunset
-5:40--5:40--5:40--5:42--5:42--5:42--5:42--5:42
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 69mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Roca Alta Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Roca Alta provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Roca Alta can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Roca Alta surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Roca Alta) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Roca Alta may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Limon? If you are looking for accommodation near Roca Alta, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Limon, consider staying in Puerto Limon which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Limon where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Siquirres which is 52 km (32 miles) away, Turrialba, Guapiles and Changuinola.