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Manzanillo break guidePhoto by: Alfonso Pillado

Manzanillo Surf Guide

Manzanillo in Limon is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Manzanillo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manzanillo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Manzanillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in February while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Manzanillo Location Map

Interactive Manzanillo 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 Manzanillo is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Manzanillo is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Manzanillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 02:02 Local Time
Friday 20
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
5
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on

Swell History at Manzanillo

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

Wind History at Manzanillo

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

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