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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent29.3°C

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:

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Cabo Matapalo sea temperature, Cabo Matapalo photographs, Cabo Matapalo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cabo Matapalo webcams, current wind from Golfo Dulce live weather stations and Cabo Matapalo 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 Cabo Matapalo

Cabo Matapalo Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 15:09 Local time
Friday 05Sat
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WNW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Backwash, 4 km from Cabo Matapalo.

IS AT (local time)

Cabo Matapalo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At David/Enrique Malek International Airport, 94 km from Cabo Matapalo.

light winds from the SW

Shower - in the vicinity
Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Cabo Matapalo

Overall Cabo Matapalo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Cabo Matapalo: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Cabo Matapalo: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Un dia de agosto en Osa, Cabo Matapalo photo

Cabo Matapalo

Photo credit: Frederick

Cabo Matapalo Location Maps

Cabo Matapalo Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Golfo Dulce surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Cabo Matapalo

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cabo Matapalo:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cabo Matapalo:

Tide stations nearest to Cabo Matapalo:

  • Closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Armuelles
    30 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    88 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    98 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama is the fifth nearest airport to Cabo Matapalo and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
Cabo Matapalo break location map and break info