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Barco Quebrado Surf Guide

Barco Quebrado in Limon is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour rights. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips,jellyfish,.

Barco Quebrado Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barco Quebrado:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barco Quebrado occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Barco Quebrado (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barco Quebrado with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 87% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barco Quebrado Location Map

Interactive Barco Quebrado surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Barco Quebrado is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barco Quebrado is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Barco Quebrado Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 21:37 Local Time
MonTuesday 24
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Barco Quebrado

Surf stats for Barco Quebrado, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barco Quebrado

Wind stats for Barco Quebrado, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Barco Quebrado. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Barco Quebrado: