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Dominical Surf Guide

Dominical in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for dangerous rips.

Dominical Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dominical:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dominical occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Dominical with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 53% of the time in May while 47% 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.
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 Dominical Location Map

Interactive Dominical 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 Dominical is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dominical is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Dominical Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 1 July 2022, 17:22 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
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Swell History at Dominical

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

Wind History at Dominical

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

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