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Cabo Matapalo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Cabo Matapalo Surf Guide

Cabo Matapalo in Golfo Dulce is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Cabo Matapalo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabo Matapalo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabo Matapalo occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cabo Matapalo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 78% of the time in May while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
78%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabo Matapalo Location Map

Interactive Cabo Matapalo 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 Cabo Matapalo is Golfito Airport (GLF) in Costa Rica, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cabo Matapalo is Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Cabo Matapalo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 18:21 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SE 15
E 10
E
Wind State on cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Cabo Matapalo

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

Wind History at Cabo Matapalo

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

Cabo Matapalo Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
  • Accommodation:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Chum from United States
“Fun place. Like everywhere else worthwhile locals rule. Hogs Hole is not the real name. It's The Crack. Don't bother with this place as the rocks will ruin your day.”

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