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Boca Barranca Surf Guide

Boca Barranca in Golfo de Nicoya is a sheltered point break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and polluition.

Boca Barranca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boca Barranca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boca Barranca occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Boca Barranca with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in June while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% 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 Boca Barranca Location Map

Interactive Boca Barranca 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 Boca Barranca is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Boca Barranca is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Boca Barranca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 07:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Boca Barranca

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

Wind History at Boca Barranca

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

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