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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 Forecast / Golfo Dulce / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 CST
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Cabo Matapalo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cabo Matapalo sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 30.0 min: 27.9 °C)
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Cabo Matapalo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cabo Matapalo sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 30.0 min: 27.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Golfo Dulce

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cabo Matapalo (light winds from the NE at David/Enrique Malek International Airport 94 km from Cabo Matapalo).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cabo Matapalo this week:

The surf forecast for Cabo Matapalo over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cabo Matapalo in the next 12 days are 2.0m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Wed 12th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s
Best Surf12PM (Fri 14th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 17s
Most Powerful12AM (Tue 18th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 18s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
434323445445534555545545556665555555
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
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.8
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
151514191917171717171816161615191918171616161620191818171616161616161615
8266565153604504987986871120919124910841044933750107722182432219918341566130713581339255238353777342730162719238821601872165413761305
5
NNE
10
WSW
5
WNW
0
NNW
10
WSW
5
NW
0
W
10
SW
5
NW
0
NE
10
SW
5
N
5
ESE
10
SW
0
NW
0
SSE
10
SW
5
N
0
NE
15
SW
5
NNW
0
SE
10
SW
5
NNW
0
NE
10
SW
5
NW
5
WNW
15
W
10
NW
5
W
15
W
5
NNW
5
SW
10
W
10
NW
glasscrosscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscrossoffglasscross-
on
offglasscrossoffglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
off
3:16PM
2.88
3:45AM
2.72
3:50PM
2.86
4:21AM
2.69
4:26PM
2.81
4:57AM
2.63
5:01PM
2.73
5:35AM
2.55
5:38PM
2.62
6:15AM
2.46
6:18PM
2.51
6:59AM
2.39
7:05PM
2.41
7:50AM
2.36
8:00PM
2.33
8:49AM
2.39
9:06PM
2.30
9:51AM
2.48
10:16PM
2.35
10:52AM
2.64
11:22PM
2.47
11:49AM
2.84
12:22AM
2.64
9:08AM
0.54
9:34PM
0.30
9:44AM
0.55
10:09PM
0.32
10:19AM
0.60
10:45PM
0.37
10:55AM
0.67
11:21PM
0.46
11:33AM
0.76
11:59PM
0.55
12:13PM
0.86
12:41AM
0.65
1:00PM
0.94
1:28AM
0.73
1:56PM
0.98
2:22AM
0.77
3:01PM
0.95
3:24AM
0.77
4:10PM
0.84
4:27AM
0.71
5:15PM
0.65
5:28AM
0.60
6:13PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Backwash which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cabo Matapalo.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cabo Matapalo blow from the NNW

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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272726282726272625272725272725272725272725272725272725272726282726282726
282827282927282826282826282827282726282826282826282926282826282826282927
5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--5:13--
-5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 28°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cabo Matapalo Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cabo Matapalo provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cabo Matapalo can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cabo Matapalo 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 (Cabo Matapalo) 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 Cabo Matapalo 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 Cabo Matapalo, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Golfo Dulce, consider staying in Golfito which is 32 km (20 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 47 km (29 miles) away, La Concepcion, Pedregal and David.