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Marbella Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 29 Jan 2023 CST
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Marbella surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Marbella sea temperature is 28.4 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.9 max: 29.3 min: 25.2 °C)
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Marbella surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Marbella sea temperature is 28.4 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.9 max: 29.3 min: 25.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent offshore wind has turned cross-shore at Marbella (fresh winds from the S at Tierras Morenas 100 km from Marbella).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Marbella this week:

The surf forecast for Marbella over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 16s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Marbella in the next 12 days are 0.9m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 02) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 5s period and expected on Sunday (Jan 29) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sun 29th Jan)3ft (0.9m) 13s
Best Surf 3PM (Sun 29th Jan)3ft (0.9m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 2nd Feb)3ft (0.9m) 16s

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

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Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
233322222232323333323332212133323333
Swell
Height Map
T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.7
S
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)141313131212121120121818161615151514141414131313131216131414151414141414
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)15825324623812715015210213413925215026433029121737230535228834722921917214996125114203268220268328323328342
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
5
SSE
20
ENE
15
ENE
0
NE
15
ENE
10
ENE
5
S
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
S
15
ENE
20
ENE
5
S
10
ENE
10
ENE
10
SW
15
ENE
30
ENE
10
SSE
20
ENE
30
NE
10
SE
15
ENE
25
NE
25
ENE
30
NE
30
ENE
10
ESE
15
NE
20
ENE
10
S
15
NE
20
ENE
10
SE
15
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offglassoffoffglassoffoffglassoffoffcross-
on
offoffcrossoffoffcross-
on
offoffcrossoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
on
offoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:02PM
2.22
9:34AM
1.88
10:00PM
2.10
10:40AM
1.79
11:02PM
2.04
11:46AM
1.77
12:03AM
2.03
12:47PM
1.80
12:57AM
2.07
1:38PM
1.88
1:45AM
2.14
2:22PM
1.98
2:28AM
2.21
3:02PM
2.09
3:08AM
2.27
3:39PM
2.18
3:45AM
2.30
4:15PM
2.26
4:21AM
2.30
4:49PM
2.30
4:56AM
2.27
5:22PM
2.32
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:39PM
0.53
3:30AM
0.57
3:37PM
0.67
4:34AM
0.64
4:40PM
0.75
5:38AM
0.65
5:44PM
0.77
6:37AM
0.61
6:42PM
0.74
7:28AM
0.54
7:33PM
0.67
8:12AM
0.45
8:18PM
0.60
8:51AM
0.37
9:00PM
0.53
9:27AM
0.31
9:39PM
0.48
10:02AM
0.28
10:16PM
0.45
10:35AM
0.28
10:53PM
0.44
11:07AM
0.31
11:28PM
0.45

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Marbella blow from the ENE

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C302926292926303026302926302826292726312926313026313126313025302826312925
Low °C272824272923272723272724282723272724282724272824272824282824272724282823
Feels °C (?)323125303225323227313126323027312926293026293124292925293224323027323125
Sunrise6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:03--
Sunset-5:45--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:49--5:49--5:49--5:49--5:50-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Tue morning, calm by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Marbella Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Marbella provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Marbella can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Marbella 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 (Marbella) 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 Marbella 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.

Marbella is 36 km (22 miles) from Nicoya. If you plan a holiday in Guanacaste, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nicoya. Nicoya has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.