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Corralillo Surf Guide

Corralillo in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips, rocks.

Corralillo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Corralillo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Corralillo 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 54% of the time in June while 46% 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
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
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 Corralillo Location Map

Interactive Corralillo 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 Corralillo is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Corralillo is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Corralillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 12:24 Local Time
Saturday 10
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
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0.5
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0.6
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0.6
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
S 15
SSW 15
S 10
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Swell History at Corralillo

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

Wind History at Corralillo

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Corralillo:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.