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Backwash Surf Forecast / Golfo Dulce / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 06 Dec 2022 CST
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Backwash surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backwash sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 29.2 min: 26.6 °C)
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Backwash surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backwash sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 29.2 min: 26.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Golfo Dulce

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the SSW.(Wind varies from 140 to 220 degs) at David/Enrique Malek International Airport 93 km from Backwash).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backwash this week:

The surf forecast for Backwash over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backwash in the next 12 days are 0.7m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 13) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 5s period and expected on Friday (Dec 09) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Tue 6th Dec)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Best Surf 6PM (Tue 13th Dec)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s
Most Powerful 6PM (Tue 13th Dec)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backwash over the next 12 days.

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Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
111100000000000100111112222222221122
Swell
Height Map
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period(s) (?)131212121113131211121211111115181817161612151514131313131212121214141514
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)877873704135314932462623232322794946124124818714221122921524925318017117117712776152178
Wind
(km/h)
5
NNE
10
WSW
5
NNW
0
NW
15
WSW
10
NW
0
N
15
WSW
5
NNW
5
NW
15
WSW
10
NW
5
NNW
10
WSW
5
N
5
E
15
SW
5
NNW
5
NNE
10
SW
5
NNW
5
NE
10
SW
5
NNW
5
NNE
10
WSW
10
NNW
5
NW
15
WSW
5
NNW
5
NNE
15
WSW
5
NW
5
NNW
15
WSW
5
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrossglassglasscross-
off
glassglasscrossglassglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:41PM
2.61
1:47AM
2.85
2:22PM
2.66
2:27AM
2.86
3:01PM
2.69
3:06AM
2.85
3:40PM
2.69
3:44AM
2.83
4:18PM
2.67
4:21AM
2.77
4:56PM
2.63
5:00AM
2.69
5:36PM
2.58
5:39AM
2.58
6:17PM
2.51
6:20AM
2.46
7:00PM
2.46
7:05AM
2.34
7:46PM
2.42
7:55AM
2.24
8:35PM
2.41
8:53AM
2.18
9:27PM
2.45
Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:37PM
0.62
8:09AM
0.32
8:19PM
0.58
8:48AM
0.28
8:58PM
0.56
9:26AM
0.27
9:37PM
0.56
10:03AM
0.29
10:16PM
0.60
10:41AM
0.34
10:55PM
0.67
11:19AM
0.42
11:36PM
0.76
11:58AM
0.53
12:19AM
0.85
12:38PM
0.65
1:06AM
0.94
1:21PM
0.76
1:58AM
0.99
2:08PM
0.86
2:55AM
0.99
3:01PM
0.92

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Backwash blow from the NW

Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
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Rain (mm)
-35-21-11-33-12-13132--4----221611-62
Temp. °C272725262624262724262624262724272725272725262625262624272625262625262625
Low °C252523252523252523252523252523252524252523242523252523252523252523252523
Feels °C (?)303028282827292927292727292927302929303029292829292827302829282829282828
Sunrise5:33--5:33--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39--
Sunset-5:13--5:14--5:14--5:14--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:16--5:17-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 23°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 27°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Backwash Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Backwash provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Backwash can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Backwash 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 (Backwash) 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 Backwash 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 Golfo Dulce? If you are looking for accommodation near Backwash, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Golfo Dulce, consider staying in Golfito which is 28 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Golfo Dulce where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Puerto Armuelles which is 48 km (30 miles) away, La Concepcion, Pedregal and David.