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Tortuguero ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 1.1

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Tortuguero Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.0 °C

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 02:33 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
WNW 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Tortuguero in Limon is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and jellyfish.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Cahuita, 47 km from Tortuguero.


Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Tortuguero

Overall Tortuguero Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Tortuguero:

  • Closest city location
    8 mi
  • Second closest city location
    38 mi
  • Third closest city location
    51 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    59 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tortuguero is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tortuguero is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Tortuguero and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
Tortuguero break location map and break info

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